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…
Welcome to the first Sunday Saltwater Sounds of the month.
It’s been a heartbreaking week with all that is happening in Ukraine. It’s hard to think of anything else these days with so many people risking their lives while they fight for their country and flee from their homes. I continue to pray for peace. If you are wanting to help Ukraine but aren’t sure how you can find out more HERE and HERE
I spent yesterday in the greenhouse, cleaning up and getting ready for all the work I have in store next week.
It was a beautiful day and I had the Dutch doors open, letting some much-needed fresh air in. Here’s what’s going on in the greenhouse today:
- I cleaned up the overwintering geraniums.
- Cuttings were taken for new geranium starts.
- The 72 cell trays were filled with potting soil and seed starting mix.
- Sweet pea and yarrow seedlings were watered.
- Snapdragon seeds were bottom watered (still no germination).
- Cleaned all the shelving and sawdust from the latest project.
Here are the geranium cuttings from yesterday.
Here are my tiny, tiny yarrow seedlings. I had to show you something besides the sweet peas.
Next week will be a big week with lots of seed sowing. cosmos and zinnias are always my favorites because they only take a few days to germinate. They are also bigger seeds so they’re easier to work with.
Vintage Sink Projects
Do you remember the vintage sink my sweet neighbor gifted me months ago?
We finally got this beauty put in the greenhouse.
We still have to find a faucet and work on the drain but here it is.
We also had an extra vintage farm sink from the kitchen that needed a home. I decided that I needed a sink out in the cut flower garden.
We still need to add a faucet here as well. And of course, I need to clean up the sawdust and mess that was made when it was being installed.
The Garden – First Week of March
We’ve been getting some pretty fabulous sunrises and sunsets this past week.
I’m adding some primroses to my containers to add a pop of spring.
The crocuses and primroses are in full bloom.
The hyacinths are also popping.
And here are the tulips in the cutting garden.
What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…
Here are last week’s blog posts and all that’s been happening at Shiplap and Shells.
When growing a vegetable garden, it’s not always about which plants you grow. Being strategic about where you grow your plants and which ones you grow together can reward you with better growth and reduced pests. See how your garden can greatly benefit by growing the right combination of plants.
Have you been on the hunt for the perfect rug? You can stop your search because I’m going to share the one-of-a-kind vintage rug I found for my living room and how you can choose your own.
Make sure you use the code in the blog post for 10% off of your rug purchase.
We’re finally starting to see colorful blooms in the garden as spring approaches. Here are some March gardening tips and things to work on in your Pacific Northwest garden.
Coming Your Way:
How to Grow Strawflowers From Seed
Spring Tasks for a Beautiful Summer Garden
What would you like to see on my blog? Please leave me a comment and let me know.
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…
My talented friend KariAnne always has the best party ideas. Find out how to host a charcuterie party HERE.
My sweet friend CoCo from The Crowned Goat shares 7 tips for a successful week. There are so many great ideas HERE.
My favorite gardening friend has the best tips and I learn so much from her. HERE she shares how to winter sow seeds outdoors, and just in 9 easy steps.
This gorgeous home.
This incredible iced lemon loaf recipe.
This homemade cleaner for stainless steel.
Hand-painted watercolor Easter eggs.
This Airbnb barnhouse.
A new spin on a St. Patrick’s Day table.
How to remove candle wax.
How to start a vintage booth business.
An Oldie But a Goodie
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 week of hope, peace and love,
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