While my shop days are behind me, but I was tickled to find a Potting Shed Garden Shop Sign sign for the back door of my Potting Shed at an antique mall last year. I had a friend tell me: “You can take the girl out of retail, but not retail out of the girl.” :)
The Potting Shed Garden Shop, March – December, 7 Days a Week
Bulbs, Seeds, Plants
According to the sign, I’m two months late opening up back up for business ;)
My backdoor of my Potting Shed was a $12 salvage find with a broken glass pane. Instead of replacing the glass, I added a board and painted it with chalkboard paint to “plant” with seasonal messages and inspiration. The exterior of the door has always been a little boring with the empty painted panel.
The wooden frame with the hardware cloth was headed for the trash pile at a thrift store when I rescued it a couple of years ago. I didn’t know what I would do with it, but I thought the wire holes would be handy for hanging tools.
As it turned out, the Potting Shed sign was a little small for the door but the hardware cloth frame was just the right size to fill the panel to hang on the back of my chalkboard door. The holes in the hardware cloth are ideal for hanging old garden tools and small pots using s-hooks and to fill in the space of the frame around the sign.
I added some grapevine to wind around the sign. . .
And I cut some wild honeysuckle vine, running rampant with fragrant blooms in the field next to my shed, to frame the sign.
It’s been a beautiful and HOT week here the temperatures in the low 90s yesterday. It’s cooler and overcast today, ideal for a little potting and planting.
Hope you’re enjoying some pretty potting weather where you are!
And take time to stop and smell the honeysuckle ;)