Archive for the ‘Gardening’ Category

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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Weekly Spotlight: Bees at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

What’s your favorite thing about the summertime? Is it the sunshine? A warm beach? Sitting outside with a good book? How about the pollinators in your yard? Okay, this last one may not be at the top of your list, but we’re focusing this Weekly Spotlight blog post on one pollinator that is vital to the health of our plants and our planet: the bee.

We’ve introduced many new bee-themed home accents to our catalog this summer, and we hope you love them as much as we do (scroll to the bottom for an item that actually caters to the bees themselves).

Bee Skep Print | Tim Campbell | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopMetal Bees Pitcher | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Artist Tim Campbell created the Bee Skep Print to the left, which features one of the first man-made beehives used to collect honey. In true Tim Campbell folk art style, this elongated wall art is perfect for a country home. Also with plenty of charm is our returning Bees Please Pitcher, which is ideal for flower arrangements and storing miscellaneous items, like utensils in the kitchen.

Next up is another rendition of a bee skep, this time on a hooked wool pillow. Artist Dianna Swartz created this design, which coordinates with our Beehive Doormat.

Bee Magnets Set | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopBeehive Hooked Wool Pillow | Dianna Swartz | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

This set of Bee Magnets is both functional and decorative, and will keep reminders attached to any metal or magnetic surface.

Cedar Bee House | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Finally, our Cedar Bee House. This unique outdoor home accent is specifically designed to attract bees to your flowering garden and yard. It’s constructed from rot-resistant cedar, and can be situated on a stump or hung up on a post. You can get all the information about how to display it here.

Interested in more bee decor or information on why we should be creating a welcoming space for bees? Find it all on our website by clicking here.

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