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.
This and That…
It’s been a great start to the month. We’re still on the boat, making our way home. We should be at our marina tomorrow.
We’ve gone to a lot of great places around Puget Sound in the last couple of weeks, and we consider Wildflower (our boat) our second home.
Our boys (dogs) Jax and Ollie are liking the boat and seem quite comfortable. What they like most is taking fun walks and adventures, smelling all the new smells, and being in close proximity to Mom and Dad at all times.
I will tell you that I am so excited to come home to see the garden and get the summer season going. I can’t believe how many things we already have on the calendar through July. There is so much to look forward to.
Roche Harbor will always be one of my favorite locations to stay when boating. There is so much to see. I’m sharing just a few pics here but I’ll try to write a boat trip blog post in the next week or two.
There’s so much charm and history in this area.
Here’s the store where you can get groceries and even some fishing equipment.
This is the view of the old hotel and formal gardens.
I love this brick pathway with the arbor with a goodbye message for those leaving.
We stopped in Coupeville and then stayed the night in Langley. I did a lot of shopping!!! This is seriously the cutest town with flowers and plants everywhere you look.
We’re leaving Poulsbo this morning and have spent two days here. I love shopping for antiques and vintage finds here.
I absolutely love shopping at Saltwater Antiques in Poulsbo.
Not only do they have reasonable prices and the best vintage finds, but Amy and Rebecca are just about the nicest people you could ever meet. Seriously!
I bought quite a few things here and will share them with you next week.
Details Home and Garden is another wonderful store that gives me the best ideas for home decor.
There are so many fun things here!
Next stop, Gig Harbor for the night, and then home.
I can’t wait to share a tour of my garden with you next week.
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Around the Garden and Greenhouse
Since I’m not home I’ve decided to share some of the pretty garden views from around Puget Sound that we’ve gotten a chance to enjoy.
I’ve never seen so many gorgeous peonies blooming at one time.
These were from the formal gardens in Roche Harbor.
There were at least 3 butterflies enjoying the lilacs here.
I found these beautiful irises at the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park.
These purple plants, rhododendrons and lavender, are so gorgeous together.
These red hot poker plants are growing in the sculpture park in Roche Harbor.
I fell in love with this flower while walking through the Roche Harbor formal gardens. I looked it up and found a bloom called Astrantia. Do you know if that is what this is?
What do you have in the garden happening these days?
From the Blog
Did you know that strong winds and heavy rains can cause heavy damage to your tall plant’s beautiful blooms? Even heavy flowers can bend and break from their own weight if they’re not protected. I’ll show you the different ways to support your garden flowers to keep them from falling over and keep them looking lovely.
June is here, bringing gorgeous garden blooms and signaling that summer is right around the corner. In the Pacific Northwest region, there are plenty of gardening tasks and tips to keep in mind. Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just starting out, I’ve got some June gardening tips and to-dos for your Pacific Northwest garden.
I’ll be sharing my summer tour with you next week but in the meantime, check out last year’s tour of my 1920 beach cottage.
Here’s the cottage kitchen tour from last year with ideas and inspiration for the summer season.
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Until next time,
Wishing a week full of joy, kindness, and peace.
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