Saltwater Sounds Weekly: Everything’s Coming Up Tulips

Welcome to Saltwater Sounds, a collection of ideas, tips, and inspiration. This is where I share everything happening in the world of Shiplap and Shells, what’s to come, and the inspiration I’ve found from other bloggers around the web.

tulips in the raised beds

This and That…

Hello! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

We got so much done in the garden this past week, and I couldn’t be happier to be back at it, getting my hands dirty again. I’ll share more about the gardening projects we worked on later in the post.

As you can see from the picture above, the tulips in the raised beds are blooming and look fabulous!


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tulips in the raised beds

This is always my favorite part of spring… when the tulips in the raised beds bloom. I already have neighbors and friends coming to cut flowers. How fun is that?


tulips in the raised beds

Around the Garden and Greenhouse

I had to show you just one more tulip picture.


splitting dahlias in the garden

We also got the dahlia tubers dug up and split. I’ll be honest, it’s my least favorite thing to do, but it’s definitely worth it.

splitting dahlias

I missed my sweet girl Lucy this year. She always loved laying on the tarp while I divided the tubers.


fish compost in the trailer

The fish compost is about two-thirds done, so hopefully, we can get the rest spread next week.

Our organic fish compost is from Oly Mountain Fish Compost and is nearly odorless. We spread it in the garden beds every April.




My Favorite Finds and Deals This Week

BugHut products

Gardening Products by BugHut

I am so excited to use these products from BugHut throughout the growing season.

Here are some reasons you should use BugHut products in your garden…

  • Eco-Friendly
  • Pollinator-Friendly
  • Free of Harsh Chemicals
  • Made in the USA

They also have a “Jump Into Spring” kit that includes everything you’ll need to care for your plants and garden. This kit is the perfect BugHut starter pack!        

The kit includes the following:

  • Magic Mix
  • De-Stressor Concentrate
  • Booster Concentrate
  • Enhancer Sprayer
  • Nutrition
  • Insect Control
  • Soil Wizard Shaker Bottle
  • BugHut Rain Gauge

Check their website and save 15% off your purchase with code “shiplapandshells15”.


From the Blog

cottage garden with black-eyed Susans and daisies

A Beginners Guide to Flower Gardening: How to Get Started

Do you dream of having your own flower garden but feel overwhelmed by the thought of starting one? This guide to flower gardening for beginners will show you everything you need to start a garden and how to maintain it to get the best results.


pink zinnias

How to Grow Beautiful Zinnias Indoors From Seed

Have you dreamed of growing a cut garden full of beautiful zinnia flowers? I’ll share my tips on growing zinnias from seed indoors, transplanting seedlings into the garden, and caring for them throughout the season.



My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web This Week

purple pansies

From daffodils and tulips to cherry blossoms and dogwoods, my friend Stacy at Bricks ‘n Blooms shares her stunning spring flowers from her garden.

This Connecticut coast Colonial home.

These clever ways to add light to a room without wiring.

pink cookies

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to show your mom some love than with some Cookies For Mother’s Day Recipes from Janine at Happy Happy Nester?

This St. Croix home.

moss mushrooms
DIY Moss Mushrooms

Check out how my friend Wendy at WM Design House makes the easiest DIY spring moss mushrooms.

The best prickly pear margarita recipe.

How to plant asparagus.


I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment and let me know what you’d like to see on the blog! Thank you for being here.

Until next time,

Wishing a week full of joy, kindness, and peace.


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