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Bricks ‘n Blooms Weekly 61

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I hope you had a great week and a wonderful start to the new year!

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Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms

What a week it was!

After Christmas, we went to Vermont for a few days to relax and getaway with the kids.

It was really nice!

The girls went skiing and we enjoyed some downtime after a super busy few months.

We came home before New Year’s so we could celebrate here.

After moving and rushing around the last few months, we wanted to take these last few days before the next work week to enjoy our new home and get used to our new surroundings.

It’s been so warm here too!

So I’ve been walking the gardens and trying to identify plants.

This part of the backyard garden is a blank slate. I plan to take some hosta divisions from around the property and add some back here in the fenced in area.

Some are easy to ID.

But others, not so much.

I’ll have to wait until they leaf out in spring.

Since I’m walking the property a lot, my 2022 projects are starting to get prioritized.

I’ve got some inside and outside projects that I want to do.

So I’m starting to organize each one.

And planning how and when I want to do stuff.

This is going to be so fun!!!

The dining room is the first major project for 2022!

This week, I finally took down that big black branch sculpture that was attached to stone wall in front.

It was really bothering me.

I think it may have been a backdrop to a different sculpture in front that the former homeowner took with them or sold (I don’t really know).

During my morning coffee walk in my pj’s and slippers, I thought is was a good idea to see if it would easily come off.

And it was.

So I rolled it down the hill and this is about as far as I could get it.

I opted not to drag it so I wouldn’t damage the lawn.

It’s kind of heavy and rotting out in some places, so I’ll need some help moving it out of the way.

But doesn’t that front wall look so much better now?

Wait until it’s all planted up next spring!

There’s a lot of great garden bones here already so I’ll be tucking things in here and there in this border.

What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

It was a fun week on the blog!

For starters, I shared some indoor gardening ideas for beginners.

Whether you are new to gardening or want to learn how to bring our outdoor green thumb indoors, THIS post is for you!

Home and Garden Blogger Stacy Ling with some of her houseplants

I also shared my first garden tour at the new house.

Wait until you see all of the pretty gardens, cool tree sculptures, and garden statues!

There is so much to see and I can’t wait to start working in the borders.

YouTube video

But before we look ahead to what’s in store for the new gardens, I also shared a look back at my gardens from 2022.

It was bittersweet writing this one.

I’m going to really miss my gardens.

But at the same time, I’m excited to try some new things and make the beds my own.

CLICK HERE to see my 2021 garden year in review.

Planting for fall garden beauty with dahlias

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 good friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells shared her seed selection picks for her 2022 cottage garden.

Her garden is incredible so you’ll want to check this one out if you are interested in starting a cut flower garden from seed.

Shiplap and Shells

I love how my good friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style decorated her porch for winter.

Now that we are settled and the holidays are over, I’m ready to decorate my own!

Jen’s post really inspired me to get moving.

Midwest Life and Style

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

THESE low-key New Year’s Eve ideas.

THESE seasonal storage ideas.

THIS bedroom decor for winter warmth is SO cozy!

I love THIS amaryllis arrangement.

And I’m loving THIS super yummy sidedish! I want to make it.

THIS DIY ivy topiary looks so cool!

And THIS DIY magnolia wreath is beautiful! I hope I have enough magnolia next year to make one.

Thank you so much for following along.

Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

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  1. Stacy I am so glad you guys got some down time after your big move! And thank you for sharing my ivy topiary! I wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year!

    1. Love the topiary and thank you! I’m so glad we made the move but it was exhausting! Happy new year to you and yours too Kelly! xoxo

  2. What a wonderful post, Stacy! Thank you for sharing the green bean bundles! Hope you have tried them and love them. I simply can’t wait to see what comes up in your new garden and how you will bring it to life!