Saltwater Sounds Weekly: Garden Inspiration from the Best

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.

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Happy Sunday!

Valentine’s Day is over, the Superbowl has been played, and now we can look forward to another holiday tomorrow. I don’t know about you, but February has been feeling really busy.

And then there’s the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival that started on Wednesday and runs through today. I went on Thursday and was entertained as always.

Normally I would share the event highlights here in my Saltwater Sounds post. But…since I took 50 pictures, I decided that this show needed its own special blog post. So be sure to check it out!

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spring bulbs indoors with bunnies

I’ll be sharing lots of gardening news next week, including how the seedlings are doing in the greenhouse, the bulbs that are starting to pop up all over the garden, the new seeds I bought, and where all the seedlings are going to go in the cutting garden.

The bunnies are coming out today. Not the real bunnies but all the spring home decor. I can’t wait to get more of a spring vibe inside.

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‘Growing a Cut Flower Garden’ Series

My Gardening Tool and Product Favorites

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What I’m Loving This Week

Fresh Cut Herbs and Pineapple Coconut are back at Antique Candle Co.

AND The Spring Bundle of Six is here, including six amazing spring scents to kick off the warmer weather: Clean Cotton, Fresh Cut Herbs, Sweet Lemon, Lavender Vanilla, Jasmine Peony, Farmhouse Fig.

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Seed Starting Supplies

Check out my favorite supplies and tools for starting seeds indoors. Whether you’re looking for grow lights or a seed starting mix, you’ll find what I use in my own greenhouse.

From the Blog

garden display at the Northwest Flower and Garden show

If you’re a gardener, or you just like to look at gardens, then this event is for you! I look forward to the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival every year and this year did not disappoint. I can’t wait to share the amazing highlights with you… CONTINUE READING.

cottage kitchen with pot rack

Do you need to maximize storage space in your kitchen while on a budget? I’ll guide you through creating a DIY iron pipe pot rack that is the perfect solution for adding a touch of industrial flair to a small kitchen… CONTINUE READING.

cottage garden and white picket fence with greenhouse in the background

Have you ever thought about growing a cutting garden but aren’t sure what you might be getting yourself into? It can be easier than you think if you follow these cut flower garden “dos and don’ts” for beginners…CONTINUE READING.

My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web This Week

Learn how to make a fake cake with this tutorial.

Simple Tips to Transition from Winter to Spring Home Decor 

I’m loving these flower vase ideas on a budget.

See how tulips and carrots make the perfect combo when creating an Easter flower arrangement.

Are you looking for tips on growing an herb garden?

How to Make a Homemade DIY Candle in an Old Tea Tin

You’ll see how easy it is to create succulent containers here.

Upcycle Thrifted Ginger Jar! Blue And White Chinoiserie Decoupage

Check out this carpet stain remover.

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 wonderful week ahead,

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  1. I so miss those little shops that carry all things vintage. They don’t have that here in California… where nothing old is appreciated, it seem…except Joe.

    1. I am so lucky to have vintage shops here. I do wish I had some of the shops that the Eastcoast seems to have though. You’ll have come up for a visit!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your photos of the Garden Festival; they are so beautiful and inspiring, as are all of your posts. Thank you, Kim.

    1. I’m just so happy you liked them. I was so inspired by all the amazing garden designs and couldn’t wait to share them with you all. Thankyou for following along!

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