Welcome to the Cottage on Bunker Hill Weekly Rewind. Sharing what’s new around Bunker Hill, the latest on the blog, & ideas that I think you will love from around the web.
Spring has certainly rushed in here in New Hampshire! Suddenly it’s almost hot out.
There’s been lots of gardening going on around here the past 2 weeks. I’ve been moving and dividing perennials and getting my big cottage garden ready for planting.
I feel so behind after the 2 weeks of rain we had in late April that I’m rushing to get things done outside…it’s been a full-time job!
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The maples are leafing out and everything outside is greening up quickly! It makes it seem like winter was so long ago, I never thought winter was going to end!!!
One of my tasks this week was dividing my daylilies. It’s really pretty easy to do and you should divide your clumps every few years to keep the roots healthy.
The air smells so fragrant because it’s the lilac season. It’s one of my favorite smells, I love to fill vases up around the house just to enjoy it.
UNH Extension has a good article about why lots of forsythias, peach, & other flowering shrubs and trees just didn’t flower this Spring. I’m not sure if this happened in other Northern states. All I know is that I didn’t have a single forsythia flower!
Did you see my botanical wall art? This was another Pottery Barn-inspired project for you to try. It’s a fun one to make too!
If you want to add a coastal vibe to your home for Summer…you don’t even have to live on the coast…check out How to Get The Coastal Look to get all of my tips for creating a New England coastal style to your home.
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I scoured the web and found lots of affordable ways to add coastal touches to your home for Spring & Summer. Here’s what I found for you:
Are you starting a vegetable garden this year? Here are my Tips for Growing Vegetables. There is nothing like tomatoes and cukes freshly picked from your backyard!
This Patriotic Ribbon Flag has been popular this week. With Memorial Day Weekend only a couple of weeks away it seems everyone is getting ready for Summer.
This is a really pretty way to add a little red, white, & blue to your home. It’s so easy to create using the ribbon trim bundles from Michael’s instead of buying all the different spools of ribbon. Right now the trim bundles are on sale for $5.99 each (I used 2 bundles here).
around the web: Links You’ll love
Coming up this week! Stay tuned for an adorable garden scarecrow you can make, budget-friendly ideas for gardening, & some thrifting finds, and how I’m using them in the garden.
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