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Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms

What a week it was!

I cut it all back! The gardens are cleaned up for the most part except for a few perennials, like sedum autumn joy, that I left standing.

This year, I wanted a clean slate heading into the holidays so the view in the gardens looks drastically different now.

It will make it a lot easier to complete leaf cleanup with the beds cleaned out. Plus cleaning everything up to prepare for winter makes it a little easier for me to see where I can plant my spring flowering bulbs which I just finished getting in the ground this weekend too.

On another front, all of my houseplants are nestled in and getting comfy in their new digs indoors. I moved a few around from where they were last year, but overall, they seem to be doing well.

Sneak peak of the sunroom with plants, swivel chairs and boho throw pillows

I ordered a few more to add to my collection from Proven Winners Direct that include: alocasia, calathea, and tradescantia. They were in excellent condition when they arrived and are settling in the sunroom nicely.

I potted up my amaryllis and planted some paperwhites this week. Have you bought some bulbs yet? If not, you should, they are super easy to grow indoors. And the best part? They flower!

A few weeks ago I spent some time cleaning up my spider plants. And you would not believe the amount of babies I cut off of them! I gave quite a bit away but still have so many babies left!

And I got three different types of garlic in the ground: German Hardneck, Music, and Russian Red. This is my first time growing garlic ever and I’m excited to see how they do! Did you plant any this year?

Pink celosia flowers after the first frost

What I’m Shopping For This Week

I am shopping around for fabrics to recover my dining room chairs! Although I stopped in a few shops, I wound up ordering a few swatches from Ballard Designs. They have really pretty patterns!

And while I was there, I snagged a few extra swatches for potential curtains for the formal living room. I didn’t think I wanted to do that, but now I’m feeling a bit inspired! This may nudge me to paint that entire room and update it like we’ve done the rest of the main floor.

I also bought this GORGEOUS canvas from Lindsey Letters. An Instagram post by Liz Marie Galvan inspired me for this one. I’ve been looking for a print or piece of art for this one spot in my front entry hall.

I have a thrift store painting there right now. I bought the frame for like $30 or something like that. It’s a gorgeous wood, but we don’t love the painting. Anyway, Liz was adding this one to her mantel and it is perfect!

Cottage garden in fall after the first frost

But the best part, I was able to get the exact canvas size for the frame. Like, it was totally meant to be! So hats off to her cause I snagged this pretty canvas that will look amazing in the foyer.

I shopped around on this site and there are lots of really pretty art that would look great here. So I’m planning to head back over after the holidays and start working on a few more spaces from this shop. If you are looking for wall decor, you should definitely check it out too!\

Here are a few more things I shopped for this week!

What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

It was a super busy but fun week on the blog!

This week, I celebrated the 7 Days of Christmas with a few friends and we shared a bunch of inspiration for each themed day. In case you missed it, here is the rundown of posts:

black labrador retriever with rustic christmas centerpiece DIY

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.

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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. Here are some of my favorites that I use in no particular order.

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