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Welcome to May! We made it.
Last month blew right past me. I know it probably seems like I say this at the beginning of every month, but I really mean it this time. It could have been because of how busy the April garden has been. It’s by far the busiest month of the year for me.
In the Garden: I am knee-deep in transplanting the annual flower seedlings in the garden. Sweet peas, some zinnias, and snapdragons are officially in the ground. More tomorrow. The fish compost in the backyard is now complete. I’ve started dividing some perennials like Sedum Autumn Joy, Black-Eyed Susans, and daylilies.
Gardening to-do list for next week:
- Finishing the process of transplanting seedlings and geraniums
- finish dividing perennials
- planting annuals, new perennials, and summer bulbs
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!
I went shopping at Saltwater Vintage which is located in Poulsbo, WA. If you missed my stories on Instagram, they’re in my highlights under local shops. I’ll also be sharing pictures on the next THRIFTING WITH THE GALS blog post on May 20th. Here are some other blog posts you may be interested in…
- Thrifting in the Pacific Northwest with the Gals
- Thrifting with the Gals and My Favorite Places to Shop
- How to Spruce up Your Thrifted Vintage Finds for Spring.
Antique Candle Co. New Spring Fragrance
It’s amazing! Antique Candle Co. just launched their newest fragrance, Peach Apricot. Peach Apricot is a sweet medley of fresh peach and apricot, blended with sugary vanilla, soft jasmine, and clean citrus.
I’m loving their Locally Grown Sample Pack which includes nine 2 oz candles. Fragrances include: Apple Pickin’, Georgia Peach, Grapefruit, Lemon Eucalyptus, Mango Citrus, Orange Grove, Peach Apricot, Pineapple Coconut, and Sweet Lemon.
To find this and all the other amazing candles they offer, just click here.
What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…
Are you looking for some gardening inspiration for Mother’s Day? I’ll take you on a tour to see what’s blooming in my cottage garden, share some ideas on how to make Mother’s Day even more special with flowers and plants, and show you some great garden-inspired gift options I found this year.
Are you looking for ideas on how to refresh your kitchen this spring season? I’ll share our inspirational picture for this month’s “Pinterest Challenge” with you, and how I freshened up my kitchen counters for spring.
Coming Up on the Blog:
- How to Show Off Your Garden Flowers Using Thrift Store Finds – Sunday 2nd
- How to Divide Dahlia Tubers in the Spring – Tuesday 4th
- Coastal Cottage Garden & Outside Spring Spaces Tour – Tuesday 4th
- How to Create the Perfect Antique & Vintage Storage Cabinet – Saturday 8th
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web From Last Week…
Aliya at Open Doors Open Hearts shares elegant and inexpensive Mother’s Day picnic ideas.
I have never shared 2 features from one blog before on a wrap-up post, but I just had to this week. CoCo at The Crowned Goat inspires me EVERY SINGLE TIME I go to visit her blog. See her tips on how to cut clutter in 15 minutes. Then you’ll want to see how to make a lavender gardener’s hand scrub.
A recipe for the most delicious blueberry lemon biscuits.
Amazing recipes for Mother’s Day brunch .
How to deal with leftover wine.
This delicious cupcake recipe.
The best flowering trees.
Tips on how to create simple décor vignettes.
In Case You Missed It…
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Enjoy your weekend,
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Check out my favorite garden supplies and tools for the growing season. Whether you’re looking for potting soil or deer repellent, you’ll find what I use in my own garden.