Tuesday, April 19, 2016

My Garden Visits: The Potting Bench

Nothing says spring like a potting bench. 
It may be too early to plant but it's never too early to putter!


Time to move all the junk that has piled up on it over the winter, 
scrape out the dirty pots, and prep for planting.
Soon the bench will overflow with flowers, clay pots and bags of dirt. 


It's the ideal place to warm up those lazy muscles, 
dig some things out of the garden shed and start planning the garden. 


My potting bench is homemade. A found window, some scrap lumber, a few accessories. 
It's the perfect size to fit in the little nook behind my garden shed. 


It's fun to hang up some old gardening tools


and display some vintage enamel pans with an old thermometer. 


Clay pots march across the top shelf, awaiting their orders.  


A cute little basket with tiny watering cans adorns the window.


A lower shelf is a good place to store some galvanized pans and more watering cans. 


My potting bench is prettier with packs of flowers 
waiting to be planted but it's still too early for planting. 


But it's never too early to dream.


P.S.  Just when I thought it was safe to go into the garden, Wham!
Another snowstorm hit the Rockies!
The mountains got up to four feet of snow so I guess we were lucky with about eight inches.
Still, it was a heavy wet snow and I hope my plants and trees weren't damaged.

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28 comments:

  1. Oh I'm sorry you are getting more now! It's so smart of you to hang your tools there where they are easily accessible. I've taken to sticking some of mine in a pot so I can find them.

    Hope you can join us for the garden party on April 25th. :)

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    1. I think (I hope) the snow is done for this year. Thanks for visiting Stacey. See you at the garden party.

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  2. We had almost 2 feet of snow in the foothills. The big melt is on now. I hope it will bring an exceptional wildflower summer!

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    1. Hi Pat, I think you're right. Everything here is so green it looks like Ireland!

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  3. I am so excited to start work on MY potting bench...the weather is warm enuf...just so windy out here in West Texas...there's nothing cuter than a potting bench...they are all adorable.

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    1. Thanks BJ. We're getting your windy weather today. Hope it's calmed down there in TX so you can get started gardening.

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  4. I love your potting area- it is so organized. Mine is a mess right now. I am inspired to organize.
    Please join us on the 25th for our Garden Party.
    We would love to have you.

    Laura

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    1. Thanks Laura. Looking forward to the Garden Party. And don't worry about the mess; it's supposed to be that way.

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  5. A truly terrific potting bench Pat. What an absolute delight this post is!!! Thank you so very much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

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  6. Puttering in the garden literally rejuvenates me Pat! Love the touches you've added. My potting bench is homemade as well. Hoping to give it a new paint color soon. Too early to plant annuals in the ground here, but because of the upcoming garden party I've planted just a few pots that I can bring in if we get frost. I usually wait until after Mothers Day to go all out planting. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Hi Jann, I have to wait til Mother's Day to plant too But it won't be long. Meanwhile, my fingernails have all broken while I putter in the dirt. See you at the Garden Party.

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  7. Such a timely post---we all need to get to it, if only the weather would cooperate. Great pictures...and I'm with you on cleaning out the shed/greenhouse. Soon, thanks,
    Sandi

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my garden for a visit Sandi.

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  8. What a great potting bench...and shed!! Super cute! And here I was thinking that your garden was so much further along than mine....until I read about the snow! Hope everything survived - yikes!!

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    1. So far so good. Everything is emerald green here. Hopefully, that was the last snow.

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  9. What a great little corner you've organised - just the right amounts of business and style. The window is a great idea and I may just do a similar version.

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    1. Thanks so much and good luck with your window project.

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  10. I love it. It's still cold here too, but we can't wait to get in the garden. Using an old fishermens creel is a great idea for holding your watering cans. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite things blog hop.I pinned xo

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    1. Thanks Katherine. I had a chance to pick up a creel at a yard sale for $10 but let it go, thinking I didn't really have a use for it. Argh. Kicking myself ever since. Hope you can get into the garden soon.

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  11. A wonderful potting bench Pat. I keep telling my hubby to build me one. Thanks for sharing at DI&DI.

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    1. Thanks Linda. Don't you have a birthday or something coming up. Hint. Hint.

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  12. Your potting bench and shed are so sweet and inviting! Still waiting to plant and even get in the garden here too. I am too busy right now anyways, but I did buy some potted geraniums I could not pass up. I have to keep them alive for another month! We don't plant here till the end of May!

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I should wait until mid May to plant too but I'm too impatient!

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  13. I'm in love with your garden shed.


    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  14. Thank you for stopping by my garden. Enjoy your spring!

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  15. Such a nice potting bench and shed...soooo cute. Snow, oh my! Hopefully you'll be playing in the dirt before too much longer.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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