Fall Potting Shed Inspiration and Quaint Garden Sheds


With Fall around the corner, I’m looking for Potting Shed Inspiration!


While we have plenty of summer weather still to come in North Carolina, I have a serious case of fall fever and am ready for fall leaves, mums, gourds, Indian corn, and pumpkins!


The front door of my Potting Shed usually has either or basket. . .



. . . or a wreath hanging in greeting for the seasons.


Her back door however has been sadly neglected and is embarrassingly naked for lack of inspiration. It is also very visible now when it wasn’t before after her big move.

Bluebottle Flowers & Daisies Field

I’ve been searching for something architectural to add to the back porch area that won’t interfere with opening the door when I work and something the right size that I can hang on the back of the chalkboard door that’s not too heavy.


One of my sources of inspiration is Hometalk. If you’re not familiar with Hometalk, it’s the largest online community of homeowners, renters, and home improvement pros who enjoy sharing ideas and advice about home and gardening. If you’re a DIY’er but don’t have a blog, Hometalk is the perfect place to share your projects around your home and garden.

 You can use Hometalk to see what others are doing, ask for advice, get ideas for projects and share pictures and videos of the results. It works like Pinterest with boards in that you clip projects, ideas and inspiration, but with the added bonus that you can talk, if you need or want to get or give feedback and find answers and solutions to problems that you might have.

 It takes about 30 seconds to sign up and it’s easy to use and free.

  17 Super Quaint Garden Sheds Hometalk

Recently the folks at Hometalk asked if I would curate a board on Garden Sheds. The above graphic is a sampling of some of the sheds I have clipped, mine included! You can click on the graphic to follow the links to the full projects of sheds with repurposed windows and doors, fun & funky garden junk, a living roof, a converted child’s playhouse, recycled deck flooring, and a pair of ‘his’ and ‘hers’ sheds from blown down fencing and more!


It’s easy to create clipboards on Hometalk for inspiration and projects you find there!


If you’d like to see more of my Potting Shed, there

 is a tab at the top so you can see how she’s grown!

Growing a Potting Shed from the Ground Up

Do you have fall fever or are you hanging on to summer?


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  25 comments for “Fall Potting Shed Inspiration and Quaint Garden Sheds

  1. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud
    August 29, 2014 at 5:31 am

    It’s always fun to see what’s new with your potting shed Mary, I’m sure you’ll have that back door all spruced up in no time! I’m lovin’ that one shed that has the green house roof/side! Happy Labor Day Weekend-have fun and give The Girls a hug for me:@)

  2. August 29, 2014 at 6:27 am

    Your potting shed is so cute, I am hanging onto summer but I wish the humidity would back down a bit.

  3. Carolyn P.
    August 29, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Just lovely, Mary!! I think fall is my favorite season …. I believe I feel just a little chill in the air already here on the NC coast from looking at these beautiful photos. You have such a gift for color, composition and styling! Enjoy your weekend on the lake! ; )

  4. Jan
    August 29, 2014 at 7:37 am

    I absolutely adore potting sheds! I unfortunantly do not have one but oh if I did.
    I love Fall and I’m ready for it. The pumpkins, gourds in the roadside stands and lack of rain so dry grass and fallen leaves already has made the state of Iowa look like it’s time for change.

  5. August 29, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Thank you so much for including our Small House Under a Big Sky Garden shed in your collection. Aren’t they fun to paint and decorate? I also curated a collection of “Garden Sheds” on Hometalk (didn’t know I should wait to be asked, LOL! ) My collection of sheds can be found under the White Oak Studio Designs portfolio. Thanks again! Donna

  6. Betty819
    August 29, 2014 at 7:55 am

    I have really enjoyed and are envious of all your decorating talents. You never disappoint me; I look forward to your postings each day. Such beauty and how do you find everything that you use? I guess I don’t get out enough to see what’s new out there. I really enjoy Pinterest; such inspirations and good information out there. Thank You for sharing all your ideas and beauty.

  7. August 29, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Hi Mary! I went over to Hometalk and got lost there for some time enjoying all the wonderful inspiration!! I can tell I will be spending a bit of leisure time browsing the boards! I don’t know if I’m ready for fall this year yet~usually I want to hold onto summer as long as possible but your fall shed photos are reminding me of the beauty and the joy of the crispy air. As for your pretty shed, tell her a little bit of a nekked backside in the sun can be a very good thing ! :) Linda

  8. August 29, 2014 at 8:47 am

    If I were closer, I know whose door I’d knock on when I wanted to borrow special things!

  9. August 29, 2014 at 9:40 am

    I absolutely have Fall Fever but Mother Nature has other ideas, it sems. The next 5 days are going to be HOT and HUMID. Indian summer here in Pa. But I started this morning, packing away all the summer decor. I am going to decorate Sept. 1 come he– or high water:):) You need NO inspiration my friend, you are a true genius designer. XO

  10. August 29, 2014 at 9:58 am

    I love hometalk but have never taken the time to get to know it well. I love the conversations and topics. Thanks for the advice, I will make time to pop over and look at your board! The potting shed looks like soemthing in a dream, it is just so pretty! Dazee

  11. Debbie
    August 29, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Fall Fever BIG TIME! Love your blog.

  12. Marg
    August 29, 2014 at 11:14 am

    I Love love love your great ideas for the potting shed.

  13. August 29, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    It is darling…when can I move in : ) Thank you for the heads up on Hometalk. I am adding your potting shed to my Pinterest board on Potting sheds!

  14. August 29, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    I am in love!!!

  15. August 30, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Mary, I’m pinning your potting shed graphic because I may want to refer to it. We have a new shed that is going to be ALL mine, and we’re in the process of adding a ceiling, insulating, etc. But of course, the first thing I had to do was to get some window boxes on it!

  16. September 1, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    i can tell you are just itching to get your hands on the fall flowers, pumpkins and gourds to let your potting shed explode once again with color and your magic~it won’t be long now! I haven’t spend much time on Hometalk, but I’d like to, thanks for the reminder…so much to do, so little time! I am sure you will com up with something brilliant for the back door Mary, I can’t wait to see!

  17. September 1, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I am so ready for fall but here the temps are still in the HIGH 90, so guess I will have to wait a little longer. Did see that Wal Mart had there mums out. Always love to see your Potting Shed.

    Cathy <;)

  18. September 1, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    I am NOT ready for Fall at all yet lol – but your potting shed is just gorgeous !
    Thanks for sharing !

  19. September 2, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Living in Vermont doesn’t allow me the privilege of “hanging on to summer” though I wish I could! Signs of fall here are 2 cord of wood in the front yard and mums everywhere! Thank you for such a wonderful post just love the garden sheds!

  20. September 2, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    I just adore your potting shed, Mary! It is the perfect playhouse for big girls! You have inspired me to do a modified potting shed in my garage! I love to see what you do with yours seasonally!


    Sheila :-)

  21. Cynthia Raines
    September 2, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Always love the potting shed pictures. Congratulations on your new endeavor with Hometalk, will have to check it out. Labor day weekend was busy with canning. 41 quarts + 9 pints of tomatoes and 5 quarts of peaches. Whew – glad that’s done – but they sure are pretty and will be real tasty this winter. Hanging on to Summer, but Fall is moving in – leaves are already coming down! Love Fall and pumpkins – so much fun decorating with them.

  22. September 3, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Very, very charming Mary!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  23. franki
    September 5, 2014 at 10:27 am

    I fall for Autumn every year – just love it…AND YOUR INSPIRATIONAL POTTING SHED…you really do need to “find a name for her”…potting shed….franki

  24. September 6, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Love this!! A dream shed. The big wreath is spectacular!

  25. September 8, 2014 at 10:01 am

    oh i love seeing the collage shot from afar in your field of dreams… interesting about the new site too, as little time as i find for online girl i am thrilled to just stare at all you share! always love seeing your shed, its a girl of many faces, but always dazzling~

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