“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…

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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!

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Potting Shed Dirt Drawer (more on that here)

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PROCESS…

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TA DAH!!!

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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!

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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  😁

WISHING YOU LOVE, LAUGHTER AND THE SMELL OF FRESH CEDAR.

A Peek Inside the Potting Shed…

I have received  some requests to see more of the inside of the potting shed.

This tiny space (8 x 10) is filled to the brim with a desk area and wall of inspiration over it, tons and tons of gardening books, tools of the trade, seeds, over wintering plants, magazines,  and my potting bench with the somewhat famous–dirt drawer. The potting shed and all it’s furniture was a gift of love from Mr. G (the builder of fences, trellises and raised beds AND more) about 16 years ago. Actually it was a gift to the whole family who no longer had to walk around all my garden stuff!

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A great place to create flower arrangements to share.

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One of the greatest things about the potting shed is that it is attached to the back of our house and has a garden view. It is right in the middle of the action! I am such a lucky girl!

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Here is the summer view from my potting shed porch.

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