Welcome to Saltwater Sounds, a collection of ideas, tips, and inspiration. This is where I share all that’s been happening in the world of Shiplap and Shells, what’s to come and the inspiration I have found from other bloggers around the web.
This and That…
Happy Mother’s Day to all the fabulous mothers out there.
If you’re celebrating today with your loved ones, I’m wishing you a joyful day with lots of love. I hope there will be some spoiling and pampering going on.
For those of you who have lost your mother, or a child as I have, I’m sending you lots of love and big hugs. My hope is that you find comfort in your memories and can spend some quality time honoring your loved one.
My daughter, Katie, passed away almost 4 years ago. I honor her every Mother’s Day by planting something special in the garden.
Here’s something I found on how to spend Mother’s Day after your mom has passed. And this is for those that have lost or are longing.
A Walk in the Garden
The garden is changing every day!
The garden fairy is back in the garden
We’re still waiting for some warm weather. It looks like we’re going to see some sun next week.
There are plenty of rhododendron and azalea blooms around the garden.
The lilacs are blooming too!
The tulip bulbs in the cut flower garden were pulled out last weekend to make room for my summer flower seedlings.
I really enjoyed my beautiful tulips this spring.
I took the best of the pile and brought them inside.
The rest were tossed into the compost pile.
I’ve FINALLY transplanted all the summer flower seedlings in the garden beds.
And the greenhouse is EMPTY!
I’m starting to plant my flower containers.
I have most of the geraniums planted but need to go get some other varieties of annuals to fill in the holes. I’m definitely needing some spillers.
I planted the rest of my seedlings in our community garden with the help of my friend Karin.
Opening Day at the Marina
Yesterday was opening day at our marina. We went for a sail.
It was so wonderful being on the water for the day.
We’re Going on a Trip…
We’re finally going on our bucket list trip to Italy and Greece.
We planned this vacation even before Covid-19. The dates have changed 3 or 4 times since then so I haven’t let myself get excited. And now we’re leaving in less than a week.
I will miss Jax and Ollie, and my garden. But our housesitter promises she will take care of them all.
Wish me luck. There’s a lot to do before we go. It’s going to be a busy week.
What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…
Here are last week’s blog posts and all that’s been happening at Shiplap and Shells.
Do you know the difference between annual and perennial plants? I’ll share the strengths that each plant type has and how each can benefit your gorgeous garden.
What if I told you that you could have a beautiful garden without putting a lot of hours into it? Here are 12 tips on how to create a low-maintenance garden.
Coming Your Way:
7 Things You Want to Know About Foxgloves – Your Questions Answered – May 10th
5 Beautiful Spring Flowering Bulb Varieties from Breck’s Bulbs – May 14th
11 Simple Tips and Tricks for Planting Beautiful Flower Garden Containers – May 17th
A Spring Visit to Bella Terra for Friendship and Inspiration – May 21st
What would you like to see on my blog? Please leave me a comment and let me know.
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…
Tieghan of Half-Baked Harvest shares her delicious recipe for easy espresso chocolate mousse. Made with just 7 easy ingredients… eggs, cornstarch, coconut milk, espresso, vanilla, and plenty of chocolate, this mousse requires no fancy process.
My sweet friend Melba of Cocoon Raw has some great tips on how to grow dahlias indoors.
This gorgeous coastal masterpiece.
This lovely sage kitchen.
Breakfast strata cup recipe.
These gorgeous greenhouses to swoon over.
How to make lavender sachets.
Creating and decorating open shelving.
An Oldie But a Goodie
Are you looking for spring table ideas? I’ll show you how you can create the perfect spring tablescape using the fabulous combination of vintage dishware and beautiful blooms.
I’d love to hear from you! Leave me a comment and let me know what you’d like to see on the blog! Thank you for being here.
Until next time,
Wishing you a wonderful weekend and a happy new week,
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