This week has been one for the books and we made some serious headway on the gardening front. Since last weekend I’ve put out 28 bags of topsoil, planted 4 Alliums, 5 Platinum Blonde Lavender plants, 4 Blue Bacopas, and 6 Salvias.
We’ve more than doubled the size of our butterfly garden (located in the backyard at the top of a hill leading to the forest between our house and the neighbors behind us.) Added more Irish moss and two creeping fig vines to our Fairy Garden and six new Spanish lavender plants to our hillside of lavender beside the deck.
I also found the most magical sounded windchime and a birdbath that we’re going to get set up over the weekend before the rainy weather arrives. Each of our gardens has a unique personality, and since we’ve planted mostly perennials (with a few exceptions) I’m looking forward to seeing our plants coming back from year to year.
While spending time out in the garden is definitely hard work and time-consuming, I’m looking forward to seeing how everything looks when we’re finished (and perhaps giving that promised tour on Instagram!)
One of the gorgeous Irises in the Duke Mansion Gardens.
Oh, to spend One Day in Positano.
I need Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest to pop over to my house to make this Honey Mustard Chicken Avocado Sandwich. I’ll pick up the ingredients!
Definitely going to make a mocktail version of this Strawberry Basil Gin Rickey.
If you love bees as much as I do, these delicate Diamond Bee Studs are the perfect gift to give yourself or someone special to you.
This Tomato Basil Gnocchi is exactly what you want to make for dinner tonight!
After seeing the adorable pictures in the Tulip fields with Design Darling’s littles, I definitely want to take my nieces to pick tulips!
I had the most delicious Dill Chicken Salad the other day, so I’m definitely going to try out this recipe.
How to Spend a Weekend in Rome.
This No-Bake Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake is calling my name.
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