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Bricks ‘n Blooms Weekly 22

Hello and Happy Easter! I hope you all had a great week.

It’s a gorgeous day here in New Jersey. We are preparing to spend the day with family for Easter.

What are you doing today?

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Colorful Garden at the Garden Shed
The Shed Garden is going through some big changes this year.

Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms

We spent the day yesterday preparing to host Easter outside. The upper deck is all set to go now with the gazebo, table, chairs, and outdoor area rug.

Now, all it needs are plants.

Lots of plants.

So it can eventually look like this again!

Outdoor Living Space Home Tour

Speaking of plants, the weather was so beautiful earlier in the week that I got so much work done outside.

How to Plant Bulbs in Fall
Photo from Spring 2020

I cleaned all the beds and dismantled the vegetable garden in front of the shed.

This spot in front of the garden shed will be the new location for all of my seed starts and dahlias.

Starting Seeds the new garden

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front entry hall christmas tree 2023

But what will become of the vegetable garden?

It is getting relocated and completely redone.

The truth is, it was really falling apart and needed a total overhaul.

Hopefully we will be starting on the new vegetable garden by the end of April.

Sunset on the Deck
Enjoying our new gas fire pit on the lower deck with a gorgeous sunset.

On another note, have I mentioned that we are renovating our master bedroom closet?

YES!!! We started planning it a few weeks ago and ordered a closet organizer system from The Container Store.

It is shipping to us in mid-April.

So next weekend, we will be dismantling our closet, painting and updating the space before we install the new closet organization system.

I can’t wait to show you guys soon!

Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

For Easter, I’m serving my new favorite beverage and an incredible menu from my favorite local farm, Alstede Farms.

Last Easter, we ordered a farm-to-table Easter dinner from Alstede Farms and it was AWESOME.

So guess what?

I’m doing it again!

Could hosting Easter be any easier than that?

What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

After the busy week I had last week, I slowed things down on the blog and took a little breather to work outside in the gardens.

While working outside, noticed how the emerald ash borer damage is getting worse by the week! So I shared how to protect your trees from the emerald ash borer.

Even if you don’t live in an area that has been affected yet, start taking measures now to protect your ash trees because they can be saved.

Learn how to protect trees HERE.

Emerald Ash Borer Damage
Look at all that shredded bark! Ugh this makes me so sad.

In addition to the update on my ash trees, I shared some lessons I learned starting seeds indoors. If you are sowing seeds indoors too, you’ll want to check it out.

Starting Seeds Snapdragons
My snapdragons are doing really well so far. I’m planning to thin them out this week.

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.

My favorite thing about blogging is the great friends I’ve made around the globe.

And I want to share some of them with you this week because they are really inspiring me.

Since today is Easter Sunday, I want to share some fun inspiration with you.

I love my friend Shelley from Calypso in the Country’s sweet decorating ideas. You’ve got to check them out!

Photo by Calypso in the Country

I also love my friend Jennifer’s Easter egg idea from Cottage on Bunker Hill. Aren’t those speckled Easter eggs the cutest? I love how she decorated with them.

Photo by Cottage on Bunker HIll

And if you are looking for some pretty spring decor ideas, here’s an easy indoor planting idea from my friend Jennifer at the Flowering Farmhouse.

Photo by The Flowering Farmhouse

Here are some more amazing inspo from around the web!

But there was so much more this week that I really enjoyed!

How cute is this DIY? Perfect for spring gardening.

I’m loving all the pretty spring cottage details in this bedroom.

This chippy green apothecary cabinet has my heart. GAH it’s gorgeous!

How beautiful is this spring home tour? I’m so inspired to decorate for spring at our Vermont cabin!

I love this adorable Easter banner idea.

Here’s another great way to use zucchini from the garden.

This one is just in time for Easter!

I love how she decorated Easter eggs!

And how cute are these DIY Easter napkin rings! Love this!

Gardening for Hummingbirds

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  1. Stacy,
    I can’t wait to see your new cutting garden. I feel so unorganized but I’ll scatter my plants and see what happens. Lol.
    Oh and thanks for sharing my apron. That was so fun to make. I appreciate you so much.

  2. I can’t wait to see the new cutting garden, Stacy! You have picked the perfect location. I’m still so sad about your trees, but so glad you are sharing these issues with others. Thank you for sharing my bedroom tour! Wishing you the best Easter with your family. Sounds like you are going to have a great meal.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing my Spring tour! I love reading your posts, especially your weekend weekly post and am honored to be included!! Happy Easter!