FRIDAY FINDS (and a giveaway announcement)

A quick note before I get into Friday Finds:
Next week I'm going to be doing a giveaway EVERY DAY. I've assembled some of my very favorite gardening items (most of which you'll find I've written about before) and I'm giving them away to you. Although I didn't plan it this way, it happens to coincide with the 6th anniversary of this blog, so maybe we can say it's a mini celebration of that too. You're not going to want to miss this (one of the items is my absolute favorite Sneeboer Ladies' Spade from Garden Tool Co.)!

Erin (a different, more photogenic one) is sharing her favorite flowers for small spaces.

The last dinner party I hosted for non-family was a disaster. I mean, it was really, really bad. Next time I shall follow Ina's advice.

http://www.newhousenewhomenewlife.com/2015/04/5-favorite-spring-perennials.html
New House New Home photo
Heather has a great list of excellent spring perennials. Why are there no primroses in my garden?

We're fortunate to not be facing the water situation that the western U.S. is, but every garden has some dry soil somewhere. Lynne has a great list of perennials that tolerate and even thrive in dry soil.

Native plants are so darn charming.


The gardening agenda for the weekend is packed. Last weekend I bought some trees that need to be picked up at the nursery before they leaf out and get them planted. I'm excited about the trees but not looking forward to planting them. Trees are heavy! I also need to get some lily bulbs planted, do a little weed torching while the weeds are small and dig out the entire small bed by the patio. The plants that are there will be moved and I'm replacing all of the soil there in preparation for a whole new look.

I feel like I need to get ahead on a few gardening chores because I have a few other spring projects planned that will take some time. The trim on the deck needs restaining this year and touchups need to be done on the garage pergola. I also want to get the cellar door repainted and that may even happen this weekend.

What's your weekend plan?

12 comments :

  1. Congrats on six great years and thanks for celebrating with us!

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  2. SIX(!) years??? Wow that flew and I've enjoyed every minute of it. Here's to six more years of a very enjoyable blog! Also there are few plants that are more cheerful than the primrose, it is one of my absolute favorites and a true sign of spring.

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  3. Congrats on your blogaversary. I will be inside catching up with my garden journal. It is supposed to storm all weekend here. Bah humbug.

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  4. 6 years! Congrats on your achievement:)

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  5. Six years is something to be very proud of! Congratulations and have a great weekend.

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  6. Congratulations on your success!

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  7. Congratulations! SIX YEARS is a long time to keep blogging; you are justified in being proud of your accomplishment. And it's lovely to be out in the garden again planting things and tidying up, isn't it? I've tried primroses numerous times, but have never had much luck with them (they either die after the first year or never bloom again). I think they do best in England-like climates such as the Pacific NW (mild winters, mild summers, plenty of moisture and not hot drying winds). They're nice as annuals though (or in photos from someone else's garden!). I look forward to your giveaways. Thanks and again best wishes for your blogging 6th anniversary! -Beth

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  8. Such a busy but fun filled time of year!!

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  9. Congratulations!! Six years is a long time and it still feels fresh!
    Thank you for featuring my post again. What can I do to reciprocate all this love? We need to talk!

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  10. Congratulations!! Six years is a long time and it still feels fresh!
    Thank you for featuring my post again. What can I do to reciprocate all this love? We need to talk!

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  11. 6 great years that I've missed. Bummer. Keep growing girl.

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  12. 6 great years that I've missed. Bummer. Keep growing girl.

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