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I hope you had a great week!

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What a week it was!

I’ve been keeping a secret and it is MAJOR news that I’m sharing today. I’m not even going to drop it down at the end of sharing my gardens with you because I am so excited about this incredible opportunity!

I am taping a segment for the Live with Kelly and Mark Show this week!!!!! If you’re not familiar, it is a popular morning show on ABC that airs at 9 AM EST on Monday through Friday. This week, I’m scheduled to go in on Wednesday to tape my segment and it is scheduled to air on Friday at 9AM for Green Week!!!

So set your DVRs for Friday at 9AM when the show is scheduled to air and I’ll get some info on how to stream it later if you miss the live broadcast.

I was supposed to be on a flight to Florida Friday morning, but canceled my trip so I could watch it live! How fun will this be!!!

potager garden with tree sculpture and tulips in bloom

In the Garden

So much has been happening this week! We mulched all the gardens and they look so pretty right now! The cottage has been getting a facelift while we fix the tile (yes indoor tile that was used outside) walkway and created a stone path instead so it would be safer to walk on and look pretty too.

The tulips are blooming in full force and I am SO happy that we removed all that pachysandra groundcover outside the potager garden. It looks so much better and in the fall, I will plant it up with tulips so it finishes off the look.

The tulips in the potager garden are GORGEOUS right now. They are pink darwin hybrids that are really tall and beautiful. I didn’t plant them all around because I didn’t have enough. So in the fall, I will load this garden up with more because I love that pink with the green fencing don’t you?

The front pond garden is also in full bloom too with hyacinths, daffodils, and tulips. The alliums are getting ready to bloom and I cannot wait to see it all come together!

I’ll be planting my summer flowering annuals soon and am almost done hardening off all of my seedlings. There are lots to plant so it’s going to a project after taping the show this week!

vibrant pink darwin hybrid tulips in flower garden

Upcoming Appearances

I’ll be at the following locations over the next few weeks. If you are local, come drop by and say hello! And if you’ve already bought a book, please bring it with you and I’ll sign it!

  • On Saturday, April 27, I’ll be doing a planting demonstration and outdoor living space glow-up at Blue Mountain Landscaping in Bridgewater, NJ at noon.
  • On May 9, I’ll be signing and selling books at Engraved Images in Far Hills, New Jersey.
beautiful brunnera with blue flowers in the shade garden in spring

This week, I did a lot of shopping to prepare for the segment on Live. Here’s what I snagged this week!

  • This dress
  • These shoes
  • This blazer
  • These jeans
  • This belt
  • I’m stocking up on neem oil to help control infestations depending on the issue. When using, only apply when pollinators are less active.
  • I’m also stocking up on my go-to bait for slug and snail problems with my hostas and dahlias. It’s almost time to apply it!
hellebores and daffodils

It was a fun week on the blog!

Deadheading May Night Salvia

Want to extend the bloom time of your May Night Salvia? Learn how to deadhead the flowers to get more blooms! This easy guide will show you how to extend the flowering season and create a non-stop flower show in your garden.

salvia may night with purple flowers
May Night Salvia Close up

Flower Garden Design for Continuous Blooms

Tired of your spring flowers fading? Design a flower garden that blooms ALL SEASON with continuous color for the spring-to-summer transition! Learn how with easy planting tips & stunning flower choices for sun & shade.

light pink peonies in the flower patch

How to Grow Tulips

Want to grow tulips this year? This ultimate guide offers everything you need to know about planting, caring for, and enjoying these stunning spring blooms. Learn about popular varieties, planting tips, and how to keep your tulips thriving season after season.

close up of tulip creme upstar by front porch at sunset
Tulip ‘Creme Upstar’

Container Gardening Ideas for Beginners

If you want to learn how to design a beautiful container garden or lack growing space, this beginner-friendly guide will equip you with the knowledge to choose the perfect pots, plants, and soil for a flourishing container garden. Transform your outdoor space into a vibrant oasis with container gardening!

spring container garden ideas with pansies, ranunculus and cordyline

10 Easy Companion Planting Ideas for Zinnias

Want to grow gorgeous zinnias and enjoy a healthy, thriving garden? Companion planting is the key! This guide spills the secrets to natural pest control as well as the best flowers to grow that look amazing with zinnias!

vibrant zinnia flowers featuring queen lime zinnia with blush
Queen Lime with Blush Zinnia and other vibrant Zinnia Flowers

The Ultimate Guide to Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden with Easy-Care Plants

Want to attract butterflies to your garden but short on time? This comprehensive guide reveals the best low-maintenance plants that butterflies love. Discover blooming times, light requirements, and more!

summer garden deer resistant flowers with butterfly bush and caryopteris
Butterfly garden with caryopteris, butterfly bush, hydrangeas, and more

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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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

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

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Vibrant Yellow flowers of rudbeckia (black eyed susans)

How to Grow Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia): A Beginner’s Guide to Sunny Blooms

Learn how to grow black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia) with this beginner-friendly guide. Discover easy tips for planting, care, and enjoying these sunny blooms in your garden. One of my favorite easy-care perennials to grow is rudbeckia. This flower, also known as black-eyed Susan, is a must-have for any garden. It is easy to grow and care…
Read More How to Grow Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia): A Beginner’s Guide to Sunny Blooms
A white stone Buddha statue sits in a meditative pose among lush green plants and colorful flowers in an outdoor garden. The background features a stone wall and green lattice fence, with the statue surrounded by several terracotta pots with blooming flowers.

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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. Thank you for commenting because I wasn’t clear in the post – I am taping my segment on Wednesday but it airs on Friday. I edited my phrasing.

  1. Stacy
    I’m so excited about your upcoming TV appearance. I’ll be glued to the TV. You are amazing. Thanks for sharing my concrete countertop guide. You are the best.

  2. Stacy, I’m so happy for you! I’ll be watching at 9 am Friday!! Good job, friend! So deserving! 🌸