Welcome to this week’s edition of Saturday Shares, my end of the week collection of ideas and inspiration that I came across in my New England journies and across the web.
HELLO SPRING! I know many of you live in places where it feels like Spring all the time but I’m finally convinced that it’s really here in New Hampshire! Maybe it’s finally safe to put the snow shovels away…
I spent my Saturday morning filling my cart up with $2 perennials at Wellington Gardens in Brentwood, NH for their annual sale that starts at 7am…it’s like a meeting for plantsaholic anonymous!! It was so fun and everyone was in such a good mood; plants make people happy!!
My cart was loaded with lupines, poppies, foxglove, delphiniums, achillia, English daisies, and so many more!
Needless to say, I have to expand my garden a bit…
I just read a couple of great flower gardening blog posts from my friends. Leslie from Feet Under My Table taught me about Zinnias.
Jennifer is the Dahlia Queen!! Not only is she sweet she shares all her knowledge about dahlias with us. I’ve learned so much from her already! You should check out her Beginner’s Guide To Growing Dahlias for the 4-1-1 on everything you need to know.
Stacy from Bricks n Blooms is a Master Gardener; so she definitely knows what she is talking about!! She has 10 Easy Care Plants That Butterflies Love...you should definitely add some of her picks to your perennial garden this Spring and enjoy the butterflies visiting this Summer!
What do you think gardener’s said was the easiest plants for novice gardeners to grow?? You can read the results HERE.
The New Seed-Starters Handbook has been sooo helpful to me! It’s been out of stock for awhile and I just saw it’s back! It is jam packed with info for not only starting seeds inside but also outdoors. Plus, it teaches you about seed collecting when the season is over. It’s under 20 bucks too!
This week I hit one of my local antique stores, The Collector’s Eye to look for some goodies!! I was on the hunt for things I can use in my flower garden to add a little character this year. I could have spent a zillion dollars on all the cool stuff I found!!! It’s a great spot if you live in New Hampshire.
I’ll show you how to Use Antiques In The Garden and you can see what I ended up buying to put in my cottage garden this year.
Did you know I’m a HometalkTV host now? You can see my April video on Facebook HERE or over on Hometalk HERE.
I’ll be on twice in May…stay tuned for the times! I’m finishing up the video for my first project this weekend and it’s super cute!!
This was a fun little project!
Do you need some DIY projects to make for your garden??? Last Spring I built a few things for mine. My tutorials and all the info you need is in my DIY Garden Projects post.
Leslie Watkins says
Oh, I love this so much! Thank you for including me in your post! I’m off to find that book you recommended now! Happy Weekend!!
Jennifer Howard says
Anytime Leslie!! You are the best!!
Thank you so much for including me this week! I love watching the butterflies visit the garden and your birdhouse DIY gets me everytime! I love that one! xo