“Wood” You Look at This…

All I said was, Honey, I think I could really use a potting bench on the deck. and he said, I have some extra time, show me what you want and we’ll get started.

I looked at some pictures, decided what I wanted and before I knew it, he was at Lowe’s picking out the prettiest cedar I have ever seen. And, believe me, living with a man whose hobby is woodworking, I have seen some pretty wood in my day. Look at this…

Wood and Tools

One feature I just had to have was a dirt drawer. I have one on my “inside” potting bench in the potting shed. It is so handy!


Potting Shed Dirt Drawer (more on that here)



Bench Process 001



This little cutie sitting on the bench is my start of the Barbara’s Pasture Rose… I’ll be telling you the story of how I came to have this one soon!


Love how it fits on our deck!

So from where I sit, this is more than a  potting bench, it is a work of art and a sign that I am loved. Thank you Mr. G! He knows my love language! 😉

My love of gardening and Mr. G’s love of wood fit together like a hand and glove. God knew what he was doing when he put us on the same “team.” We’ve been loving each other, supporting each other and doing projects together for almost 39 years. Oh the stories I could tell you. Like the years that I made and sold dried arrangements out of the flowers and herbs I grew. I kept Mr. G busy making drying racks of various sizes and designs to get the best results.

Then, there’s was the time we wallpapered the kitchen together … Oh no, no one wants to hear that story. #nightmare  😁


13 thoughts on ““Wood” You Look at This…

  1. Great story Teresa!!!! What a sweet hubby! And I see BPR is thriving at her new home! Yay!

    1. Hi Holly, I can’t wait to do the post about her! She had a tiny bloom but it was right before a rain storm and I didn’t get a picture! I am going to keep her in a pot and bring her in this winter. We are Zone 5b and a bit too cold to keep her outside. I have several roses that I bring in in the winter. Plus, I just want to protect her! 🙂

  2. That is just the most exquisite potting bench I have ever seen, I hope you are not going to get it dirty, Teresa! Congratulations Mr G – exceptional work!

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