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Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms

What a week it was!

After a fun weekend in Columbus, Ohio visiting our daughter Shana, we got right back into the swing of things here.

The weather is still pretty hot but much cooler than it was last week. So I was able to get out in the gardens and get a few things done!

I harvested the rest of the potatoes, pulled a few plants that have seen better days, and even planted a few new hydrangeas.

potager garden with bicycle from flea market and hydrangea paniculata

Because we’ve been traveling so much and the weather has been so hot, I also had A LOT of cutting to do in the potager garden.

So the house has been filled with fresh flowers both inside and out on the porches.

Some of my dahlia flowers were getting really top-heavy and leaning over after some of the storms we had, so I also spent some time staking them up a little better.

When I plant these gardens next year, I’m going to do two layers of trellis netting instead of just one on heavier-duty, secured stakes in the raised garden beds.

With each passing day, the gardens are looking more and more like fall. It’s such a beautiful transition to watch and one of the reasons I love living in New Jersey.

asters in the cottage garden with rudbeckia and ruby snow hydrangeas

What I’m Shopping For This Week

I am getting ready to make wreaths this fall and winter! So I snagged a bunch of wreath-making supplies plus a few other gardening and home odds and ends.

Here’s what I’m shopping for this week.

Wreath Making Supplies

DIY Fall garden wreath with sunflowers, celosia, zinnias and ivy
I love this fall garden wreath DIY with the ivy

Garden Supplies and Tools

Other Random Stuff I’m Shopping For

  • I was totally influenced by @erikataylor to buy this pink powder.
  • These patches are for depuffing under the eyes.
  • Just bought these sneakers for everyday wear.
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What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

It was a fun week on the blog!

I shared my FREE Fall Gardening Guide Ebook which is chock full of everything you need to grow a stunning autumn garden, filled with vibrant colors and lush foliage.

In this guide, I share my handpicked selection of must-have gardening tools, supplies, and all the other things that will make your garden life easier.

Get the guide here.

gomphrena rudbeckia and sedum autumn joy by front porch in fall

This week, we are diving into fall flowers. So we chatted about how to grow and care for pansies flowers.

If you are new to gardening and want to get started, pansies flowers are a great option to start with. T

hey are easy to grow, and do well in both container gardens and small spaces. Learn how to care for them with these simple tips.

close up of purple pansies and violas

I also shared about how to grow pumpkins. Have you ever grown them before?

If you’ve never tried growing them before and want to try, you’ll want to save this post or share it on your favorite Pinterest board so you remember it later.

Because pumpkins are so fun to grow!

If you are already growing them, I shared some great tips for harvesting the fruit, saving the seeds and more in this informative post.

fall porch wreaths with planters and pumpkins on at the front entry

As we head into fall and I’m getting ready to plant some container gardens, I shared 25 of the prettiest autumn flowers and plants together with design recipes.

We also chatted about ways to set a cozy and beautiful fall harvest table for your next dinner party. Learn how to set a stunning tablescape for friends and family with these simple tips.

And finally, I also shared 11 effortless ways to cozy up an outdoor living space for fall. Follow these tips so you can create a beautiful space you’ll enjoy all season long.

Front porch swing in fall with heuchera, chinese evergreen, zzz plant, fall throw pillows and area rug in fall

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.

This adorable DIY sunflower centerpiece idea.

These tips for decorating with second-hand finds.

This fall home tour.

These neutral fall decorating ideas.

And these decorating tips for the dining room.

If you enjoy these posts, you can find past Bricks ‘n Blooms Weekly posts here.

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dahlia kogane fubuki in the potager garden

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Garden Supplies I Use

Since I’ve been gardening for well over twenty-five years, I’m often asked about the garden supplies and tools that I use most. From pruners to deer repellents, here are some of my favorites that I use in no particular order.

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Bricks 'n Blooms at the NJ home and garden show booth

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Hi there! I hope you had a great week! Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms What a week it was! It was all about the New Jersey Home and Garden Show this week. Not gonna lie, this was a lot to pull together but we pulled off an amazing booth and…
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chinese evergreen and white amaryllis flower with a clock

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Hi there! I hope you had a great week! Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms Where do I even start about the week? My Garden Damage We had some snow earlier in the week and when our plowing service came (who is also our landscaper) they drove 15 feet through my…
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I’m a master gardener who’s been gardening and growing things for over 25 years and author of the best-selling book, The Bricks ‘n Blooms Guide to a Beautiful and Easy-Care Flower Garden. With a deep passion for gardening, I enjoy helping others find their inner green thumb with all things plants and flowers, as well as finding ways to bring the outdoors inside their homes.

Get the inside scoop about my background as a master gardener, education, and experience, as well as why I started blogging here.

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close up of pink coreopsis flowers

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