Hope you all had an amazing week!
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Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms
What a week it was!
Do you remember those trees I told you about that were infested with the Emerald Ash Borer?
Well, they came down this week.
It was SO SAD!!!!
I can’t believe how much different the landscape looks now.
Looking at some of the trunks and branches that were cut down, it was the right thing to do because they started hollowing out the insides.
When we were away in Vermont a few weeks ago, a few large limbs came down next to our driveway.
So it really wasn’t worth keeping them until they eventually fell.
Very sad, but I am going to add some new gardens and plant a few new trees.
It won’t be the same but it’s important to me to add back.
On another note, my husband’s family was visiting with us in Vermont this weekend!
We had such a great time boating, hiking, thrifting, doing puzzles, playing scrabble (a family favorite), and making some good food!
What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms
It was a fun week on the blog!
Earlier in the week, we chatted about the differences between perennials and annuals and highlighted what to plant as well as things to consider when growing a flower garden.
I also went thrifting with the gals at the antique flea market in Wilmington, Vermont.
Wait until you see the cool stuff I found!
And finally, SO MANY were asking about the little clay pots in my cutting garden by the shed on social media and via email.
So I shared why I topped green garden stakes with those cute little terra cotta pots AND gave a really good tip about how they can help keep your garden from being eaten by earwigs.
Be sure not to miss that one because it’s a good one! CLICK HERE to learn more.
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Amazing Inspiration from Around the Web
I love finding cool inspiration from around the web and wanted to share some of what I’m loving right now.
My good friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells shared THE MOST GORGEOUS view of her gardens this week.
I enjoy her garden views with the PNW backdrop, but this one is just jawdroppingly beautiful.
Wait until you see the rest of her garden.
And I’m loving this nautical beach bedroom idea from my good friend KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms!
Isn’t it amazing?
I love all the details.
And here is some more inspiration you’ve got to see!
THIS DIY is my favorite and I want make one this summer!
THESE tips for dealing with low ceilings in your home.
THIS summer table setting ideas.
THIS secret garden tour.
And THESE workspace design ideas.
Thank you so much for following along.
Enjoy a beautiful day! xo