Bloom Thyme: Potting Places

Step into the potting shed and the hum of the everyday world dwindles into silence. The air is warm and smells of earth. Wood flats checkerboard the potting bench, terra cotta pots tower in the corner like soup bowls on a kitchen shelf, and bins of soil beckon, their contents rich and deep.  –The Potting Shed by Linda Joan Smith/Smith & Hawkins

Twelve years ago my amazing husband built me a potting shed as a Christmas present. It is attached to the back of our house, in front of my rose garden — right in the middle of all the action. A wonderful little place … hand-made desk, shelves, tool closet, cabinets and a potting bench, complete with a dirt drawer (my favorite feature!).

If you are a gardener, I don’t have to tell you the magnitude this gift was to me–I feel the love! My potting shed is cute, it is functional, it is heaven on earth. Every moment I spend in my potting shed is pure pleasure– whether I am potting, pruning, watering, reading, planning, dreaming, designing, writing or just enjoying the view, I have simply never had an unhappy moment in my shed!

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For where the old thick laurels grow, along the thin red wall, you find the tool and potting sheds, which are the heart of all. -Rudyard Kipling

Do you have a tool/potting shed or favorite potting place? I’d love to hear about it…

6 thoughts on “Bloom Thyme: Potting Places

  1. What a fabulous potting shed! I have a potting bench which I love. I bought it for Christmas one year and have enjoyed it ever since. I would be hard pressed to leave your potting shed!

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