Welcome to the Cottage on Bunker Hill Weekly Rewind. This is my online magazine sharing the latest projects & ideas on the blog, links that I think you will love, and what’s been happening behind the scenes.
Hi friends! It feels like Summer here in New England this Memorial Day Weekend! It’s almost 90˚ out and the beaches are full of tourists enjoying the sun…the water is freeeeeezing here (52˚)!
I’ve been spending most of my time planting my garden after a late freeze last week.
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In a month everything will start to fill in these raised beds. I am mixing vegetables, flowers, & herbs in the back half of my garden. The raised beds in the front half are for my cut flower garden.
The Siberian and bearded Iris started to bloom in the perennial garden this week. I can’t believe how quickly the perennial borders filled in the past week! It almost makes me forget about the long winter.
On the Blog
Lately on the blog, I have been sharing new DIYs, decorating projects, & ideas for your garden.
Gardening ideas for you
Gardening can be an expensive hobby, but it doesn’t have to be. With a little creativity and resourcefulness, you can enjoy a beautiful garden without breaking the bank. Check out all of my affordable gardening tips!
If you have been to my website before then you know I love a good thrift store find!! See how I’ve incorporated some of my favorite thrift store finds into my garden to create a pretty cottage look.
New Diys To Try
If you are looking for a unique wreath for your front door you have to see my latest! A coastal mermaid wreath…I have a serious crush on this one!!
Did you see my The Tale of Peter Rabbit flower arrangement? It was for a Books in Bloom presentation at my garden club. It’s a cute idea for a baby shower, garden party, or child’s birthday party.
home ideas- going from spring to summer
See the simple ideas that I used to start making my home feel like Summer. It’s funny when I started decorating it was so cold out still that I felt weird pulling shells out…what a difference a week makes in New England!!
Pottery barn dupe
faux linen curtains
If you are looking for an affordable alternative to the PB flax linen panels I have found them!
Links You’ll Love This Week
BBQ Menu Ideas
OK, it’s officially cookout season! I’m always looking for new recipes to try, and I’m sure you are too. This week Stacy over at Bricks n Blooms has so many yummy ideas to check out!
Patriotic Star Garland
This is the cutest upcycle project! See how Rachel recycled aluminum cans to create the perfect garland for Summer.
Flower Gardening Tips
Do you know what flowers to pinch back to encourage more flowers?? I thought I knew them all but Kim taught me some that I haven’t been doing!!
Around New England
One of my favorite shows of the year is coming up in June. The Vintage Bazaar New England Summer Show is going to be June 24 & 25 at Kimball Farm in Haverhill, Ma.
There are so many vendors at this show and it was so fun last year. Fingers crossed it isn’t as hot as last year…because I almost melted!! Thank goodness for the iced coffee food truck.
Shop my gardening favorites! Raised beds, plant supports, & tools to make your garden grow.