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Celebrating National Gardening Week at Thursday Favorite Things

Happy JUNE  and welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! I am so excited to be co-hosting this fabulous party with Katherine of Katherine’s Corner and a fantastic group of bloggers for this inspiring weekly link party for bloggers and blog readers!


If you would like to make some new friends,  grow your blog audience, or just find some weekly inspiration, this is the place to be! *Bloggers: Please leave a comment with the number of your link up for a chance to be featured at next week’s party. The hosts are all looking forward to what you’ll share this week! (If you missed the last party and the AWESOME features, you’ll find it here.) To get the party started, here’s what I have been up to recently:



Happy National Gardening Week!

chippy urn with herbs and annuals yarrow

It’s National Gardening Week and I have been spending almost all my free time (in between the rain!) in my garden. Here is a peek at an urn full of herbs and clearance plants that I planted early this week. Every year around this time I end up getting a lot of plants for next to nothing at a local grocery store that also has a greenhouse. The plants always look a little rough by June, but with some TLC I almost always bring them back to life! 


I was really late getting my new raised cedar garden bed planted up, but everything is starting to grow nicely. Here is how it is looking this morning after it rained and rained all day yesterday. I am hoping the rain passes by today!



Edible Fleabane Daisies and Beneficial Hoverflies


Earlier this week I shared a post all about some new and interesting garden discoveries I unexpectedly made over last weekend.  Check out my post to find out what they were!





Tomorrow I will be sharing my early summer home tour as part of the annual Summer Home Tours hosted by Marty of A Stroll Thru Life. The tours are always so full of inspiration and fresh ideas! 


Throwback Thursday

Vintage cottage junk garden with DIY repurposed vintage sink potting bench

This time last year we were just finishing up our backyard cottage garden with my cute vintage sink-potting bench. After a year it looks a bit different, so stay tuned a June 2021 update!


Now it’s time for some beautiful features from last week’s party!



Celebrating National Gardening Week at TFT


How I Designed an Easy Outdoor Living Wall~A Life Unfolding



A Late Spring Garden and Something New~Everyday Living




How to Make a Beautiful Flower Arrangement~Virginia Sweet Pea



Lilacs and Butterflies Tea Party for Two~Dining Delight



Farmhouse French Inspired Pea Gravel Courtyard~Hello Lovely Studio




Summer Door  Basket~Thistle Key Lane



How to Progagate Herbs from Cuttings~It’s My Sustainable Life



12 Tips for Growing Tomatoes in the Garden~It’s My Sustainable Life





Fairy and Gnome Gardens in the Patio and Backyard~Debbie-Dabble



Bonus Features


How to Make These Berry Crates~Cloches and Lavender



Pocket Garden Pilllow~Crafts A La Mode


Thanks to everyone who visited last week. Enjoy the party!

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  • Reply Rachelle

    These are beautiful features this week.
    My spots are #12 #14 and #16.
    Have a nice weekend 🙂

    June 10, 2021 at 9:26 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Thank you Amber! What beautiful garden features this week! My links are #26, 27, 28, enjoy your gardening~

    June 10, 2021 at 9:52 am
  • Reply Cindy

    You garden is putting on quite the show! Thanks for the feature too! I’m #39 and #41 this week.

    June 10, 2021 at 10:13 am
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Thanks for hosting such a pretty party this week, Amber! I’m linked up at 46 & 47 this week. Have a wonderful weekend!

    June 10, 2021 at 10:42 am
  • Reply Pam Richardson

    Thank you for hosting, Amber and for featuring my late spring garden with something new! I am links 11, 13, and 15. Happy, happy gardening!

    June 10, 2021 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Lori

    Such a thrill to see my Lilacs & Butterflies Tea Party featured here! Thank you so much Amber! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    June 10, 2021 at 5:18 pm
  • Reply Barbara at Mantel and Table

    Love your features Amber – thanks for picking such beautiful inspiration and hosting even more with the links! I’m at 116 today. I can’t wait to see what you found unexpectedly in your garden! 🙂 Heading over there next!

    June 10, 2021 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply Barbara Chapman

    Happy gardening, Amber! I’ve been outside checking on plants and will be weeding on Saturday and clearing up tree debris while Mr. E mows in preparation for my MIL and SIL who will be driving out from California. 🙂 Would you believe that I have two Cinderella pumpkins growing in my compost pile right now?? It’s way too early, yet they are happy with their spot and all the rain we have consistently had. 😉 Guess I’ll be making some early fall photos… 😉

    I love the sweet fleabane daisies you have! My two tomato plants are doing well and I just picked the first tomato for lunch today. So that’s what’s up in the garden besides some bugs eating holes in leaves.

    Thank you for hosting the party, as always. I’ve linked up #122, 123 and 124 with some recycled blue jean and American flag placemats I made yesterday (today’s RWB post, #122), and a couple of recent ones. Hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying your summer vacation!

    Barb 🙂

    June 10, 2021 at 9:18 pm
    • Reply michele@hellolovelystudio

      Thanks a million for the feature, Amber!!! What a motherlode of glorious lovely inspiration today. The pops of yellow in your post are especially grabbing me. Yellow is definitely having a moment, and your yellow brick home must surely approve. 🙂 I’m sharing our bedroom’s little luxuries at #125 and thank you kindly for the opportunity to gather at TFT. xox

      June 10, 2021 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply Tiffany Frost

    You have such a beautiful garden, Amber! The outside of your home is just as beautiful as the inside! Thanks for hosting!

    Tee xo

    June 11, 2021 at 2:38 am
  • Reply katherines Corner

    Happy TFT day! So many inspiring gardens to celebrate. xo

    June 11, 2021 at 8:48 am
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