Archive for the ‘Gardening’ Category

Monday Must-Haves: Late Summer Garden

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Acorn Basket Twine HolderSoon we’ll be bundling up and spending more time inside as the days get cooler, shorter, and closer to winter. But we still have a few more weeks left of summer, so spend them making up your late summer garden with the following must-have home accents.

Dragonfly Nature Bracket

Plot out your final flower beds and last-minute veggies with the Acorn Basket Twine Holder. The roll of biodegradable twine seen here is included, so start plotting now!

For plants already in pots or climbing varieties needing some support, the Flower Pot Leaf Garden Trellis can help prolong the life of your vegetation. Attach the Dragonfly Nature Bracket to the side of a garden shed, garage or your home and display a hanging pot of geraniums or other outdoor-tolerant flower.

Flowerpot Leaf Garden Trellis

While the above accessories are a little more summer specific, the Garden Votive Sparkle Cones and Gardener’s Boot and Utility Shelf can be utilized all year long. The former can illuminate your summer nights, fall evenings and even add more magic to winter days. The latter is ideal for storing your gardening supplies – in season or out of season – but could also be used as a furniture piece in a bedroom, mudroom or kitchen.

Garden Votive Sparkle Cones SetGardener's Boot Utility Shelf - Bare
Gardener's Boot Utility Shelf

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Quick Tip: Bee and Insect Houses

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Quick Tip: Bee and Insect Houses | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Adding a bee (or insect house) to your backyard or garden is a great way to promote the health of bees and insects, and in turn, prolong the health and growth of your plants.
The Cedar Bee House to the left is ideal for attracting bees, while the Cedar Insect House to the right will attract bees and other desirable insects, while creating a chemical-free trap for unwanted insects. Learn more about the importance of bees and insects to your outdoor living spaces by clicking here.

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Monday Must-Haves: New Summer Web Exclusives

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Solar Garden Sparkle Cones Set | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopAll five of these must-have web exclusives are new to our selection of outdoor decor, and they are perfect for summertime (find more new home accents in our catalog and on our website).

Lighting

This set of solar garden lights includes six colors and crackled glass that charms and decorates throughout the day and night. Perfect for staking in your garden, around a patio or inside large planters. Since they are powered by the sun, there’s no need for running wires across your lawn or replacing batteries.

Wrought Iron Curved Tree Bench | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Sailboat Sundial Birdbath | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Seating

This wrought iron bench gives any outdoor space an elegant look, and you can choose between a bench with a back or one without to best fit your style.

Summer Waves Garden Trellis and Extension | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Timepiece

We have recently introduced a few sundials into our web exclusive assortment. This particular sundial offers coastal charm and doubles as a bird bath (get the pedestal).

Gardening

Incorporate this garden trellis into your outdoor living spaces this summer and watch your favorite flowers or vegetables (as well as the decorative factor of your backyard) climb.

Iron Cricket Boot Jack | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Functional Novelty

While this iron beetle is quite decorative, it functions as a boot jack so you can easily remove rubber boots or your gardening shoes before stepping into the house.

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