Sunday Sharing from the She-Shed

Good Morning to you all!

I hope this Sunday morning finds you well and enjoying your weekend.

We have had a great weekend dining with friends and doing some things around the house.

I only have one more week before the big event. So, I am busy getting last-minute chores done outside.

Next Sunday, my gardens will welcome over 800 visitors, and I’m passionately dedicating my efforts to ensure everything looks impeccable. It’s an absolute joy to open up my home in support of the Sierra Madre Creative Arts Center’s fundraising efforts.

I feel like all I have done for the past few weeks is work in the yard, but I love every minute of it. It truly brings me so much joy.

What is Happening in the Gardens

The tulips, ranunculus, and wisteria are blooming, and they are so pretty; I am grateful for some color in the yard and hoping they hold out until next week.

Imagine the heavenly scent of wisteria in bloom! Regrettably, this fragrant period is fleeting, with the blooms only lasting a week before the vine turns green. How I wish they would linger longer! Our own vine boasts over 100 years of growth and stretches 100 feet long. As wisteria is the signature plant of our city, it’s a common sight in many local gardens.

Interestingly, our town is home to the country’s most enormous wisteria, covering an entire backyard with it’s expansive growth.

Do you see a glimpse of what we built from all those old doors? It is the cutest sitting bench, and I have written a blog post about it that I will share soon. The best part is that it has great storage under the bench for my garden supplies in the cutting garden. I can’t wait to share the details with you.

Guess what these are?😊

These are my dahlias sprouting from the tubers I planted just last week! Every day, I step outside, hopeful to witness these promising signs. Seeing them truly brightens my day!

Dahlias budding
dahlias budding

The She-Shed

The shed is being spruced up for the garden tour, and I’m excited to share this journey in an upcoming blog post. Here are some snapshots of the theme I’m embracing; it’s incredibly natural, featuring an abundance of moss, twigs, baskets, watering cans, vintage garden tools, and much more.

Basket with birds nest

The Latest on the Blog

It was a quiet week on the blog since I was so busy planting! But just in case you missed it, I was planting pitchforks and shovels. Yup, you read that correctly!

How to Turn Old Garden Tools into Succulent Planters  

There are more than one ways to use garden tools. Check out how easy it is to create these fun planters.

A woman holding a pitchfork over her shoulder that is planted with succulents.

Other Spring Gardening Posts to Enjoy

How to Grow Dinner Plate Dahlias

Let me share all of my secrets to growing dahlias that have blooms as large as 12″ in diameter.

dahlia deadheading - Penhill watermelon- dinner plate dahlia

Are Zinnias Perennials?  

Learn everything you need to know about growing zinnias.

arrangement of zinnias in a white pitcher

What I Found Inspiring This Week

Spring has sprung, so it’s time to spruce up your home, the garden, and porches.

Here are a few of my favorite posts about spring that I found this week.

Rachel @thepondsarmhouse always comes up with some of my favorite ideas.

This week, she shares several spring wreaths you can make on a budget.

Spring wreath

I adore houseplants, and Tammy from White Lilac Farmhouse shares why houseplants belong in our homes.

My friend Missy shows us how to make the cutest wreath from a lampshade! who would have thought?

lampshade wreath

Kim @perfectingplaces has written an excellent post about Easy Home Decor Updates for a spring refresh. I love all of her suggestions!

Ann and AnnMarie show us how to refresh our porches for spring. I love their black-and-white theme, which is so fresh for spring.

front porch

As I wrap up today. I hope you’ve enjoyed the highlights from the past week.

I look forward to sharing more fun ideas with you this next week.


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  1. Oh, how I wish I could attend the garden tour! Some day I’m going to see your glorious garden in person! Bucket list! Thank you so much for sharing my lampshade wreath project! Have a fun week!

    1. I would love for you to come anytime!!! we could have a great time visiting on the porch and site seeing.

  2. Oh my goodness! I wish I wasn’t so far from you – I would definitely be on the tour next weekend. I can’t wait to see more pictures! Everything looks gorgeous!

    1. Thank you, Susan; I am looking forward to it. It has been weeks and weeks of work, but so worth it.

  3. oh how I’d love to attend your garden tour. All your personal touches will be a joy to see. Happy week!

    1. Thank you, Debra; I am looking forward to the tour and all the growth this summer.

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