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Bricks ‘n Blooms Weekly 153

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I hope you had a great week!

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What a week it was!

We had the most beautiful weather for most of the week, so I was able to get out in the gardens and catch up on a few things.

I pulled some zinnias that have seen better days and needed to support some flowers that were beaten down by the last few storms we had just before I left for my trip last week.

The gardens are looking so gorgeous right now!

We’ve had some beautiful sunsets and I’ve been outside almost daily cutting flowers. So overall, I’d say this was a winning week!

sunset in the fall cottage garden with pumpkins, lantana, celosia and a view of my gardening zone 6a new jersey gardens

Next week, my goal is to plant my spring flowering bulbs that just arrived, bearded irises and garlic.

I’ve never grown garlic before, have you? I can’t wait to harvest it next July!

On the home front, my daughter Shana was home last weekend so it was nice spending time with her for a few days for fall break.

Tori came home with some friends from college which was fun too.

And I’m starting to plan a book launch party for early 2024. Originally, I was hoping to do it here in my gardens this fall but decided to do it closer to when the book is published.

front porch in the fall with rudbeckia, gomphrena pumpkins, cornstalks and an old country garden

What I’m Shopping For This Week

Since returning home from Waco, I’m all in on fall. From everything pumpkin spice to cozy clothing, shoes, electronics, some thrifting supplies and even organizing items for my home too.

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

And here are some of the deals I was shopping for during Amazon Prime Big Deals Days.

  • This fall sweater is so my vibe.
  • This mascara is a little pricey but lasts long and stays put. Drives me nuts when it smudges down my eyes after a full day’s wear. This one does not do that.
  • These black velvet hangers. We needed more. But I love them because it makes my closet look uniform and the clothes don’t slip off the hangers.
  • This folding wagon is for all of my outdoor flea market adventures.
  • This travel bag.
  • And this tv for our bedroom in Vermont.
fall front porch with cottage garden filled with gomphrena, sedum autumn joy and rudbeckia with pumpkins

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cottage garden in fall with gomphrena, rudbeckia, celosia, zinnias, snapdragons, pumpkins and a gorgeous sunset in gardening zone 6a new jersey
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What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

It was a fun week on the blog!

We kicked off the week chatting about one of my favorite easy-care perennial plants that add lots of color and texture to your garden all season long.

Have you grown coral bells before?

Learn how to grow heucheras with these simple tips.

close up of heuchera foliage that is peach colored - peachberry ice by proven winners
Heuchera ‘Peachberry Ice” by Proven Winners and Walter’s Gardens
close up of nepeta 'walkers low' - catmint are great flowers for deadheading when the blooms fade
Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

We also chatted about growing nepeta. It’s one of my all-time favorite perennials to grow and looks so pretty in the garden while attracting pollinators.

It’s easy to grow and if you aren’t already growing it, I highly recommend adding it to your flower garden.

Learn how to grow nepeta plant with these simple tips.

I also shared Chris’ favorite dessert recipe that is perfect for fall or a Thanksgiving feast.

Wait until you try this mouthwatering recipe for pumpkin pie!

best pumpkin pie recipe you'll ever try on stoneware dinner plate with whipped cream
Best Pumpkin Pie You’ll Every Have

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.

potager garden in fall with flea market bike, hydrangea flowers and a sunrise

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close up of caramel creme coreopsis

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.

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