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Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms
What a week it was!
New Jersey had amazing weather all week long. The temperatures were more mild so I was able to start decorating the porches and gardens for fall.
I added cornstalks, sugar pumpkins, and some pretty fall garden flowers around the property. I can’t wait for you guys to see more.
It looks so pretty! Here’s a sneak peek.
I’ve been busy cleaning some plants up and cutting flowers. Inside my home is covered with arrangements right now.
It’s so pretty to walk from room to room and see all the flowers indoors.
Since my zinnias are starting to wrap it up for the season, I cut as many as I possibly could. Here’s a hand bouquet of just Queen Lime with Blush!
My cafe au lait dahlias FINALLY started blooming. It only took her all season long but I got one bloom this week.
Now let’s see what she can do before the season ends in a few weeks! I see more buds on it but hopefully, they won’t take as long to flower.
I also did a little maintenance on some houseplants I have. My monstera plant has been begging to be divided and desperately needs a new pot.
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So my good friend Arden and I did a little surgery on it and went from one to three monstera plants.
It actually pulled apart much easier than I thought it would. Whenever I’ve repotted my tree philodendron, it takes a long time to not only get it out of the pot but to slice through the root system too.
The monstera was way easier. Since I now have three plants and don’t need all three, Arden got to take one of them home.
What I’m Shopping For This Week
It was a busy week shopping for fall decor, garden supplies, and a few extras for me! Here’s what I am shopping for this week.
- These garden boots are great in the mud! I have a pair but am getting a second one for the cabin so I can leave them there.
- I love wearing garden clogs like these because they are easy on and easy off.
- I need to replace my hedge clippers.
- And I’m getting a few watering cans to keep in each room of my home for easy indoor plant care. I love this gold one. And this cute copper watering can too!
- This cozy throw blanket.
- These artificial hydrangea stems are so pretty! If you aren’t growing your own hydrangeas, these look pretty authentic and would make great fall decor.
- Nandina is so pretty in fall as the foliage changes. These faux stems would look great all season long.
- But I also love these faux eucalyptus leaves! Aren’t they so pretty? They’d be perfect in on my smaller vintage crocks!
- I LOVE this pitcher too!
- I bought this vegetable chopper a few weeks ago and LOVE IT! If you don’t have one, you need one! It has seriously sped up my prep time in the kitchen.
- This eye cream.
- These fall socks.
- This plaid shawl.
- These loafers.
- And this sweater.
What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms
It was a fun week on the blog!
I shared my fall home decorating ebook this week. Did you download it yet? If not you can grab your copy from the Resource Library.
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We kicked off the week chatting about ways to decorate with plants and thrift store finds for fall. I love thrifting around looking for deals for my garden treasures.
Wait until you see how they look with my indoor plants!
If you are looking for some fall decorating inspiration, I got you. From pumpkins to wreaths, here are some fun ways to add color to your home this season.
Learn how to decorate for autumn with these simple tips.
Oh, and we chatted about ways to spruce up your front porch for fall too!
In the garden, I shared tips for dividing hosta plants like a pro. Now is a great time to transform your garden and grow more hostas for free!
Finally, I shared a few quick and easy recipes that are perfect for fall.
If you need some comfort food on a chilly evening that’s simple to make, you’ve got to try this cozy soup recipe.
And I’ve got the best dessert for fall that you have to try! Oh wow, this one is good and has all the flavors of the season. It’s great to make for the family but even better for a crowd!
Let me know what you think of them when you try them!
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.
- These fall decorating ideas for a large porch.
- This DIY garden wreath is AMAZING!
- This cozy fall simmer pot recipe.
- These simple caramel apple bites sound heavenly!
- This black terracotta pumpkin Pottery Barn Dupe turned out beautiful too!
- These vintage fall decor ideas.
- And this fall bedroom makeover.
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Garden Supplies I Use
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 in no particular order.
- I like to use a good-quality, potting soil, garden soil, compost, and perlite when planting. While I make my own compost, you can easily buy it ready-made for use.
- I have used this deer repellent with great success. But now, I’m all about this deer repellent that is systemic instead of topical. This means the plant takes it in as opposed to it just smelling bad.
- Hands down this is my favorite hand-weeding tool. You can use it to get underneath roots and loosen soil, and it cuts down on the weeding time because you work much faster.
- But I also love this long, stand-up weeding tool to really get around roses from afar.
- I use THIS ORGANIC FERTILIZER for roses because the blooms are more prolific and it’s organic.
- And I use this organic fertilizer for my vegetables and herbs in the potager garden.
- You’ll need a sharp set of pruners when working with plants and flowers. I buy a few so I can stash them around.
- I use these garden snips to deadhead and cut flowers from my gardens.
- Where pest and disease problems are concerned, if I need to, I generally use this insecticidal soap or neem oil to help control infestations depending on the issue. When using, only apply when pollinators are less active.
- This is my favorite set-and-forget slow-release fertilizer for houseplants, annuals, and container gardens.
- Whenever I stake my peonies or other plants, I generally use these grow-through garden supports because they work really well and keep the blooms upright.
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