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I hope you had a great week!

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What a week it was!

Happy Easter to those who celebrate!

I’m super busy this morning preparing to host Easter brunch. Are you doing anything special today?

My daughters are all home under one roof for the weekend, our family is coming over today, and it’s supposed to be beautiful out to boot!

Speaking of great weather, we opened the ponds and got the fountains going this week! I love this time of year and can’t wait to restock the back pond with fish after last fall’s fiasco. We are taking in some koi that are being rehomed from a friend so I can’t wait to add them to our fish family in May when it warms up a bit more.

Something New Just Dropped and I Think You Are Gonna Love It!

I launched my shop that shares lots of beautiful floral designs. Did you check it out yet? Bloom in style this season and rep your love for flowers with my new merch!!! From phone cases and totes to wall art and mugs, there’s something for everyone and it will make a great Mother’s Day gift idea too.

But the best part? I’ll be adding lots more flower types and designs in the coming weeks! Check out my new shop here!


And something seriously big is on the horizon for April! I’m still working on the details behind the scenes but it’s moving along quickly and let me tell you – this is really really REALLY big! I will share more as I learn more but wow this is major.

vibrant purple pansies

This week I want to share some top sellers for your garden. These are must-haves that will make your garden life easier this spring!

  • This hand trowel has an ergonomic handle making it so much easier to plant, dig, and even get under roots without damaging your plants. I used it this week to help relocate some alliums before they bloom.
  • This frost cover! You all are getting prepared so you can plant early with a piece of mind. I’m with you.
  • You are also getting ready for weeding – and lots of it! This is my favorite hand-weeding tool that I use all. the. time. It gets weeds out from the root in record time and also helps you get under those embedded rocks too.
  • My favorite stand-up weeding tool is also hot lately – this will keep you from kneeling and bending over.
  • The deer are out and already snacking! My two favorite repellents are hot right now. I have been stocking up on this and this myself!
  • And this garden kneeler is the bomb diggity. It’s a must when you are planting a border! I just used mine last week when I planted my pansies in the front porch garden.
violas with orange and purple flowers

It was a fun week on the blog!

Growing Low-Maintenance Salvia

Craving a gorgeous garden but short on time? Learn how to grow salvia and enjoy season-long blooms with these simple tips!

salvia may night with purple flowers
May Night Salvia Close up

The Best Deer Repellent Buyer’s Guide 2024

Squash Bambi’s feast with this buyer’s guide to the BEST deer repellents of 2024. Read on to reclaim your veggie and flower patch!

Tulip Aveyron with pink flowers by the stone wall
Tulip ‘Aveyron’

Hosta Plant Care

Looking for an easy-care plant that flowers in the shade? Learn everything you need to know about hosta plant care to keep them happy and healthy with these easy tips.

close up of hostas in the shade garden

How to Divide Hydrangeas

Looking for ways to grow and enjoy more hydrangeas for free? Wait until you see how easy it is to divide hydrangeas and grow your garden without spending a dime!

Two More Ways to Propagate Hydrangeas

Get more hydrangea blooms for free with these easy hydrangea propagation methods.

Blue flowers Everblooming hydrangea  - hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer
Hydrangea with Blue Flowers: The Basics of Hydrangea Care

Planting Pansies

Come join me in the garden while we plant pansies in this week’s YouTube Video.

vibrant purple pansies

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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daffodil border in spring

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.

dahlia kogane fubuki in the potager garden

Click here to shop my favorite garden supplies!

Buy My Book!

Stacy Ling with her book the bricks n blooms guide to a beauitful and easy care flower garden

If you’ve always dreamed of bringing country charm to your home while creating a beautiful, relaxing space, I got you! Learn how to grow flowers in even the smallest of spaces with my easy-care, low-maintenance approach.

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daffodil garden in early spring

Bricks ‘n Blooms Weekly 178

Hi there! I hope you had a great week! Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms What a week it was! We had a massive earthquake here on Friday morning (for New Jersey) and it was really scary! It was centered very close to where I live and was a 4.8! At…
Read More Bricks ‘n Blooms Weekly 178
variety of vibrant dahlia flowers in a colorful cut flower garden

Small Space Gardening: The All-You-Need Guide to Growing Showstopping Dahlias in Pots

Short on growing space but want to grow dahlias? This comprehensive guide empowers you to cultivate stunning dahlias in pots. Discover the right pot size, sun needs, feeding tips, and expert techniques for endless blooms.  If you’ve got limited growing space but still want to grow beautiful showy blooms, this post is for you! Today,…
Read More Small Space Gardening: The All-You-Need Guide to Growing Showstopping Dahlias in Pots

Thank you so much for following along.

Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

Want to learn more about me? 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. Get the inside scoop about my background as a master gardener, education, and experience, as well as why I started blogging here.

stacy ling cutting dahlias in her garden

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  1. Stacy
    Happy Easter! I’m so excited for all your exciting news and I appreciate you for sharing my flower pots.