Happy Sunday, and Welcome To Dirt Road Adventures. It’s time to take a look back at what’s been happening behind the scenes, on the blog, in case you missed it, and other inspiring things I found this week.
We arrived back at The Ponds on Tuesday. We experienced a rainy Memorial weekend at the beach, and the only good news is it rained at home as well.
Therefore, we arrived to find lots of thriving plants in the garden, and wow, so many blooms.
Several of my hydrangeas were damaged due to a late frost, but some were more protected and are blooming big time.
This blue hydrangea was a gift in memory of my Mother and is only 3 years old. It’s showing up big time and the greenhouse protected it from damage.
I propagated this Lacecap Hydrangea bush from my neighbor at the beach. I placed a rock on a branch, much like I did with the splitting of a lilac bush.
These are my first blooms, and I’ve had the plant here for at least 5 years. But I’m excited to finally have a few blooms.
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Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road
This is a look back at all my adventures this past week.
In addition to the hydrangeas in bloom, my verbena lollipops are attracting pollinators.
They have spread all over the landscape and are such fun flowers.
We also are officially opened for pool season if the temperatures will ever get back to normal. It’s been a cool May and the beginning of June for us here in the south.
Although we’ve not been in the pool, we are enjoying sitting by it and enjoying the knock-out roses.
To end the week, I spent some girlfriend time at my good friend’s lake house.
It was a relaxing weekend that began with just the girls on Friday night, and the guys joined us on Saturday for a delicious meal by the pool.
It’s always good to get away and catch up with our friends. Plus, her home is amazing, and what a beautiful view we had all weekend.
In Case You Missed It
First, a couple of easy DIY projects that give your home a trendy stylish flair for Summer.
Use recycled Aluminum Cans and make this Anthropologie Metal Wreath Hack.
If you like Botanical Art, learn how to press herbs and frame them for your home.
If you are looking for some patriotic coastal cottage decorating tips, check out this tiny 460 sq. ft. space. See simple decorating tips that will work in any home.
Elevate your home decor with a modern farmhouse style. Get the look for less with these budget-friendly tips and tricks.
This recipe is another of my “it’s so easy even I’ll make it recipes”
If you’ve dreamed of traveling the Puget Sound by boat, don’t miss some highlights of Kim’s trip.
Wait until you see these Dinner Party Printables my friend Wendy created.
These fun 4th of July Party Favors are the creative idea of my friend Heidi.
If you liked my Pressed Herb Botanical Art Tutorial, you should check out Jennifers, How To Plant an Herb Garden, so you can grow herbs to press.
- Summer DIY Projects
- Decorating with Cloches
- Summer Porch Decorating