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Did you miss me? I took a week (or so) off and it felt good!
Well, I didn’t REALLY take the week off. It was all work in the garden. April is the busiest month of the year for gardening, but it’s always so fun to be out there again, getting my hands dirty.
In the Garden: We have had the most amazing weather in the last few days. It should get close to 80 degrees today and tomorrow. I can’t tell you how much I’ve been enjoying it! My husband brought out all the deck furniture, and I spent all day Thursday setting it up for the season. I do need some new rugs and pillows though!
The temperatures cool back down back to the 50s next week, which I will only look at as the glass being half full. That’s because I have a lot of planting to do in the raised beds, and it’s best to work on that gardening project when the weather is cooler.
- Continue dividing perennials and transplanting plants around the garden.
- Splitting dahlias
- Transplanting seedlings in raised beds
- Direct sowing flower seeds
- Planting geraniums in window boxes and containers
In the Greenhouse: I’m in the process of hardening my geraniums and seedlings. Every morning I take the many, many trays of plants and leave them outdoors for a few hours a day, increasing the amount of time each day. Transplanting starts next week!!!
Have you heard about my Gardening Tips & Tricks group on Facebook? Whether you’re a Master Gardener, can hold your own in the garden, or a beginner, we’d love to have you!
Here’s some spring garden inspiration from my friend Jody at Rooted in Thyme. I would love to create something just like this for next year. Does anyone know where I can get a Peter Rabbit jacket like this????
What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…
Have you ever found a vintage or antique piece of furniture that just speaks to you? That’s exactly what this 100-year-old cabinet did to me, and the best part was that it was already waiting for me the day we moved in. See how we made it into the perfect built-in.
Do you love antiquing, thrifting, and all things vintage? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Today I’ll share some ideas on how you can spruce up your thrifted vintage finds for spring.
Are your ferns looking old and tired? I’ll show you how easy it is to cut back your ferns for a fresh new look and an even healthier plant.
Coming Up on the Blog:
- April Garden Tour
- More Before & After Pics of our 100-year-old home.
- My favorite spring touches around our beach cottage
- Some PDF pictures of the Better Homes and Gardens Cottage Style magazine garden feature
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web From Last Week…
Ann at Dabbling and Decorating shares her terracotta pots and gorgeous chippy apothecary cabinet. After looking at Ann’s amazing find, I’m on the hunt for one of these.
Karen at Sanctuary Home Decor shares how to decorate a patio for outdoor entertaining. She has the most beautiful outdoor spaces.
Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse shares how to make a DIY spring pillow using scrap fabrics with an easy no-sew method. This could be one of my favorite spring pillows I’ve ever seen.
This beautiful chapel conversion in Sweden.
How to make tomato cages.
Spinach tortellini soup recipe .
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Enjoy your weekend,