Random This & That
I hope you had a great week.
Every week goes by faster and faster, doesn’t it? Not much to tell except that the garden is changing so much EVERY DAY! It’s fun to take a daily walk and see what’s blooming. I’ve heard from so many new gardeners this summer, and it’s really fun to see what everyone is growing.
We went to a concert in the park last weekend which was so much fun! It’s nice to be able to listen to fun music while enjoying the outdoors. That’s about the most excitement I had all week!
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Ollie is in group puppy training class for 6 weeks and is catching on so quickly. Can’t wait to show you some of his AMAZING tricks like “sitting” and “coming”…you know, the really big stuff! My boy is even learning how to play cards now. He’s actually pretty good.
Do you ever have a project that should only last a couple of days, but then ends up taking A LOT longer? We had a vintage farm sink in our kitchen that we actually built our new kitchen around.
Throughout the years it has discolored and peeled so much that we really had no choice but to replace it. We felt that a reproduction farm sink was the best choice going forward because of how much we use it.
I’m sure you can imagine the pain I was feeling as I took this picture. Yes, we were only replacing a sink! But let’s just say that a 101-year-old house slopes a lot and we had a little trouble making adjustments. I’ll share the end result next week.
In the Garden
I’m still working on the white pest that is infesting my garden. We are pretty sure it’s an aphid, I’ve just never seen a white aphid before. I have also had people suggest that our culprit is whitefly and leafhopper.
I’ve gotten so many great tips from other gardeners and am currently trying a few different ideas to get rid of these little tiny monsters!
Not sure what this is. Someone told me that the ground “cooks” the under leaves making them susceptible to fungus. She suggested removing the dead foliage and spraying milk on them.
The outside of the plant looks perfectly happy and healthy.
This has been a really bad year for my plant leaves, poor things. And I don’t have a clue as to what is doing this to them. Any ideas?
Have you joined my Gardening Tips & Tricks group on Facebook? If you have, I would love for you to post some of your garden pictures so we can see what’s happening where you live!
What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…
Isn’t it amazing how different the timing is for summer flowers to bloom, depending on your location? Come take a tour with me as I show you what’s blooming in my early summer cottage garden.
Coming Up on the Blog:
How to Attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies to Your Garden
Christmas in July
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…
My friend Meeghan at Cali Girl in a Southern World created the most beautiful blue and white tablescape.
I’m always inspired by the way my friend, Cindy at County Road 407 decorates using her architectural salvage pieces.
This farmhouse hutch and dresser match made in heaven.
Ways to style your deck this summer.
A taste of Christmas in July.
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about cherries on National Cherry Day.
Saturday morning pancakes.
Thrifting with the Gals
My good friends, “The Gals” write a blog post every month about their thrifted finds. I thought it would be fun to share their links with you this month…
In Case You Missed It…
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Enjoy your weekend,