I hope you had a great week and Happy Easter!
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Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms
What a week it was!
I have been working in the gardens all week long!
It started with a visit to the local garden nursery and then I planted some pots to brighten up the landscape while the beds fill in.
In addition to planting pots, I started working on the new cottage garden.
I picked up some salvias, geraniums, phlox, and columbines so far.
But, I also sowed about 500 zinnia seeds, and most if not all germinated so I need to leave room for those.
The snapdragons and larkspur I sowed weeks ago are doing really well and are now residing outdoors on my back porch.
I’ll be hardening them off after Easter and then planting them shortly after if the weather looks decent.
These annuals can take the cold a little better than others so I’m going to get them in the ground first before the others.
Oh and the sweet peas that I winter sowed, all germinated! They actually did better than the ones I started indoors, so I will be winter sowing all of them next year.
I also just moved some of my houseplants outside to the back porch.
I’ll keep my eye on the weather in case it gets too cold for them, but they will benefit from fresh air after being cooped up all winter.
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My oldest daughter Mackenzie came home for the weekend so we’ve been spending some quality time with her.
She has not seen our house since January before we did all of these renovations, so it was like a whole new house to her all over again.
I’m hosting Easter today, so I’ve been feverishly preparing for it all week.
And I had an Easter bunny fail – OMG, I bought chocolate bunnies before getting my hair done earlier in the week and a few of them totally melted in my car while I was in there.
I should have known better but ah well, it happens.
What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms
It was a fun week on the blog!
We chatted about my new favorite perennial this week.
I did not plant these back in my former garden and am truly enjoying them.
If you are looking for an easy-care perennial that blooms early and long, AND is deer resistant? This one is for you.
I also shared how to prune hydrangeas, ornamental shrubs, and other woody plants in the landscape.
Proper pruning is essential to plant health, aesthetics, and growth control.
When done wrong, you could even lose some blooms.
CLICK HERE to learn more.
My biggest accomplishment this week was wrapping up the front entry hall makeover project.
Did you catch the after yet?
What a difference!!! CLICK HERE to see how this room transformed.
And finally, I shared what I’m shopping for in this week’s Friday Favorites.
We already got the outdoor furniture set that I talked about and we LOVE IT!
CLICK HERE to learn more.
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.
By far, my favorite DIY is this lamp makeover by my good friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse.
She decoupaged a thrift store find and it turned out amazing! I’m totally doing this one.
But I’m also LOVING my good friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hills paper mache bowl DIY!
It’s perfect for my plants!!!
And my good friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells shared a beautiful greenhouse and garden tour that you’ve got to see!
Her garden is filling in beautifully this year.
Love it all!!!
Thank you so much for following along.
Enjoy a beautiful day! xo