Cooler weather makes me frisky. Feeling frisky makes me more productive in the garden.
So does a well organized, well stocked, well thought out Potting Shed like this one here.
Perfect for puttering.
This beauty with its rustic charm and enviable neatness is at a small nursery in Buena Vista, CO.
I love everything about it...the siding, trim color, metal roof...size and scale.
Not to mention the good looking and practical shelving.
All things to make a gardening enthusiast drool.
Ahhh. Love it.
This one, also in Colorado, is equally as lust-worthy and tidy.
Notice the gravel surrounding it...an economical, common sense surface solution.
Hanging chilies and a warn painted door make it even more delicious.
My modest potting area is not nearly as grand...no Rockies in the background after all. But it meets my work space requirements:
* A covered area for my long-handled tools
* Shelving for pots and miscellany
* Large bins for soil and gravel (I use galvanized metal washtubs with drainage holes. They rest on a metal stand at waist height. I keep the drainage holes clear with dowel rods.)
* A grab and go grid for holding hand tools...I don't like to dig around in a bucket or some such...too lazy
* And last but not least, a potting bench wide enough to hold large containers
Of course, it would be nice if the whole working area were more spacious (and a covered greenhouse would be sheer bliss) but we work with what have, now don't we?
The lattice 'closet' for my shovels, etc.was copied from an illustration I saw in the delightful book Mrs. Whaley's Charleston Garden. If you haven't read it, you simply MUST. Find one here.
For a few more potting shed tips and talk, watch this video from a 4 Your Garden segment LC and I did a couple of months ago.
Oh, one more requirement. A little shade...just in case it's 113 sweltering degrees again.
Labels: 4 Your Garden, Colorado, Mrs. Whaley, Potting shed