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Bricks ‘n Blooms Weekly 35

Hi there! I hope you are having a great first week of July!

Can you even believe it is July already???

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Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms

I’m slowing things down a little this week.

For starters, it was really hot here.

So my focus was on keeping plants cool and hydrated so they were in good shape before we left for vacation.

And second, it’s a holiday week!

Wilmongton Vermont

We have been in Vermont enjoying some family time, hiking, boating, and thrifting.

It rained a little while we were here, but we still did lots of fun stuff.

4th of July weekend in Vermont

It’s nice just to get away for a few days.

And even nicer knowing the weather back home is wet and cool so my plants are taken care of.

What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

It was a fun week on the blog!

deck in the backyard garden

With all the time we are spending outdoors, do mosquitos and other biting insects bother you too?

There is a list of plants that help repel mosquitos.

And several of them do double duty in the kitchen.

landscaping for curb appeal

Get the list HERE and see how I planted a mosquito repellent container garden.

With the spring to summer transition in the garden, flowers start to fade and die out.

deadheading flowers

But did you know that deadheading flowers help plants focus their energy on making more flowers instead of producing seeds?


HERE is everything you need to know about deadheading flowers to keep your garden happy and blooming.

deadheading flowers

And did you see my first cut flower arrangement from the cutting garden?

These are all the flowers that I started from seed indoors this winter in my basement!

Larkspur in my Jersey Garden

Click on the video below for a closeup of the blooms.

Aren’t they gorgeous???

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.

Seriously my good friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse does the most creative DIYs.

I really love this wreath idea and I bet you can use this technique with other designs.

the ponds farmhouse
Photo by The Ponds Farmhouse

My good friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style made these yummy brownie bites for July 4th.

We are totally making these this weekend!

Photo by Midwest Life and Style

I really enjoyed my good friend Jen from the Flowering Farmhouse’s summer home tour.

She has a beautiful farmhouse and an even more gorgeous flower farm!

Photo by the Flowering Farmouse

And here is some more inspiration you’ve got to see!

THESE 4th of July cupcakes.

These summer decorating ideas.

This summer table idea.

This easy DIY dollar store hack.

And these easy entertaining ideas.

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Enjoy your day! xoxo

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  1. Stacy,
    Happy 4th! I hope you are having a great weekend. Thanks for sharing my wreath and always lifting me up.

  2. I FINALLY got to ready your weekly wrap-up Stacy! You know how much I enjoy it. Love what’s happening in your garden right now.