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Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms

What a week it was!

I’ve spent the week catching up after being away all last week.

We had a bit of a rainy week here, but oh wow, are the flowers starting to bloom!

The daffodils that line the driveway look incredible right now. There has to be over 1000 planted there.

And there’s more all over the property. It’s so fun!

daffodils for a centerpiece idea

Not sure what it will look like when it’s done blooming and the foliage starts dying back, but it sure is pretty right now.

Want to see a quick highlight video of the front gardens this week? CLICK HERE.

This week, I started exploring the local nurseries to familiarize myself with what’s here and see what plants are available.

Cause I am ready to do some plantings!

early spring garden container plantings

I visited Country Mile Gardens and found some BEAUTIFUL ranunculus, pansies, and violas, so I decided to plant a few container gardens for one of the front entries.

In general, I don’t buy a lot of cool-season annuals in spring, but this year, I want to get some planters going.

Pansies are not fans of summer heat, so it’s a bit wasteful to buy them now. They do much better when planted in fall because they can overwinter and bounce back in spring.

Pansies are early spring garden flowers

In addition to getting some planters going, we are getting to know the grounds a bit better.

I walk them every day with the dogs to see what’s new.

We have LOTS of frogs here in both the ponds. Every time I go to clean the filters out, there are a few hanging out in there that I need to move so I can work.

The frogs sing a lot – they can get kind of loud, but we don’t mind it. It’s fun listening to them.

I’m also gearing up to paint the front entry hall. If you recall, I mentioned I wanted to do that when I returned from Texas, but I may push that off to next week or shortly after Easter.

front porch in early spring
My black lab enjoying the back deck at sunset

What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

It was a fun week on the blog!

This week, I joined a group of friends to share some beautiful spring centerpiece and table decorations ideas.

I was so inspired by all those daffodils lining the driveway, I designed a tablescape around them.

CLICK HERE to see how simple this table was to create.

spring centerpiece idea using forsythia
Bricks ‘n Blooms

Speaking of daffodils and other spring-flowering bulbs, if yours didn’t bloom so well or worse, didn’t bloom at all, don’t fear – there are ways to fix it.

CLICK HERE to learn what happened and how to fix it.


We also went shopping for the family room, gardens, and more in this week’s Friday Favorites.

Wait until you see what I found!


Friday Favorites, New Lighting, Decor and More

I also shared two REALLY good money-saving gardening tips as you shop the garden nursery this spring.

And you’ll have to tell me if you do either of these already or if it’s new to you in the comments. I’d love to know.

CLICK HERE for my best money-saving spring gardening tips.

My Early Spring in the Garden Tour

And finally, I shared my latest video where we pot up some planters with some cool-season annuals.

Wait until you see how pretty the porch area looks now! I can’t wait to plant some more.

CLICK HERE to watch.

Gardening tips and early spring planter ideas

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 Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill shared some beautiful Easter table inspiration this week.

I love the dinnerware, don’t you?

individual place setting with flower plate and rattan charger and napkin ring

And I really love the blue and yellow table decor my good friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells used in her pretty spring table this week.

There is so much inspiration happening outside right now – just walk out and cut some flowers and branches for a gorgeous table.

shiplap and shells
Shiplap and Shells

I also really loved my good friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse pink and green table decor theme.

Aren’t those napkin rings so cute too? She made those!!!

The Ponds Farmhouse
The Ponds Farmhouse

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

THESE spring refresh tips for the bedroom.

THIS quick and easy home makeover.

THESE ways to find your happiness and inner peace.

THESE tips for making a beautiful naked cake.

THIS vintage inspired bunny garland.

THESE spring decorating tips with faux greenery.

Decorating for spring with milkglass tips HERE.

THESE tips for organizing kitchen drawers. I so need this!

garden blogger stacy ling in roundtop texas at the junk gypsy

Thank you so much for following along.

Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

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  1. Wow!! Talk about a dramatic first Spring in the new house to see thousands of daffodils pop up!
    I’m looking forward to seeing the entryway transformation next
    Thanks for sharing me this week.

  2. Stacy
    What a great week it was. Thanks so much for sharing my table today. I hope you have the best week.

  3. Stacy, how fun to watch things bloom at your new home! And it’s always great to see the talents of Kim and Rachel (I have forsythia envy!). Have a beautiful Easter week and thanks for sharing all the fun things at your home.

  4. What a beautiful new garden to experience and explore! How beautiful! thanks for sharing all of your inspiration and for adding me to the mix…always so thankful for what you share!

  5. I’m having so much fun seeing what blooms you have in your new garden Stacy. I say this over and over but I am amazed by how much work you have already done to your home. Thank you for sharing my spring table, my friend. Happy Easter!