Red, White and Bloom: Potting Shed Door Basket


I’m celebrating the Red, White and Bloom in the Potting Shed this Memorial Day weekend.


Endless Summer Hydrangeas put on a pretty flush of blue blooms in the last couple of weeks. I added some to a basket on the front door of my Potting Shed along with some Queen Anne’s Lace, free-for-the-picking, growing in the field next door.


 I’m waving the flag on the door and step-by-step on my ladder, for a patriotic salute for Memorial Day. . .


And pulled out the red, white & blue for a little tabletop fun to celebrate the Stars & Stripes.


My “honey-do” list is growing with garden projects for the long weekend (my hubby will be ready to go back to work on Tuesday ;)


 We hope to squeeze in a little boating this weekend too if our weather cooperates.


However you celebrate this Memorial Day, take some time to recognize, reflect, and remember how fortunate we are to live in freedom. Thank you to our military men and women who paid the ultimate price to protect and serve us.


Wishing you a Safe and Happy Memorial Day!



Long May She Wave!

Potting Shed Door Basket with Flags

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  33 comments for “Red, White and Bloom: Potting Shed Door Basket

  1. Marylou
    May 28, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Mary, I love waking up to my cup of tea and your beautiful blog!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. melinda
    May 28, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Have a wonderful week-end how ever you spend it :) We are doing a little relaxing and grillin’ and potting a plant or two.

  3. Michelle
    May 28, 2016 at 7:29 am

    I wish I had the beautiful flowers you have in front of your potting shed! Happy Memorial Day!🇺🇸🎏

  4. May 28, 2016 at 7:36 am

    The Queen Anne’s lace with the hydrangeas makes for a stunning welcoming for my favorite potting shed, Mary. I could spend hours looking around at all your pretty touches and decor. I hope you have a chance to get out on your boat and enjoy the beauty. Happy Memorial Day to you, your hubby and Chloe and Gracie! 🇺🇸

  5. Doreen Bednarski
    May 28, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Love each and every flower and picture, especially the one with puppy in it. It is important to remember the significance of this weekend and how blessed we are as Americans. Thank you for adding your beauty to our days.

  6. May 28, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Such beautiful containers…both metal & wicker! You surely have a eye for the unusual, Mary…wish I could go shopping with YOU! LOL We’d be deadly.

    Have a thoughtful & enjoyable Memorial Day. I know I’m supposed to visit the grave of my veteran, but I just can’t bring myself to go. It makes me sad…so I will SEW instead! (after the grandkidlets march in the parade)

  7. Ellen Stillabower
    May 28, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Same to you all!!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  8. May 28, 2016 at 9:28 am

    As usual, this is totally fabulous. I love how you decorate your shed.

  9. Ellen
    May 28, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I want that “field” next to me! Queen Anne’s Lace takes me back to my childhood days of rural Pa. The red, white and blue arrangements are beautiful and so patriotic too. You have such amazing talent and an eye for beauty. Hope you have a great holiday weekend and some fun on the boat. Thank-you for your lovely blog.

  10. Alyson
    May 28, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Absolutely wonderful! Your pictures make my heart sing. I would love to have a little potting shed like you have in which to decorate and play. Thank you for sharing your lovely little slice of the world.

  11. May 28, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Waving my flag as I type, Mary. Another beautiful patriotic tribute. The hydrangeas are glorious. Oh, to have them growing in your garden! Your potting shed is always dressed for the occasion. Fun, fun, fun!

  12. May 28, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Looks like you’re all set for the holiday weekend Mary! I hope your weather cooperates and you get out on the boat, sunny and hot so far here in Philly. Lovin’ the pic of the patriotic pup:@)

  13. Robyn
    May 28, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Love your shed all dressed for the holiday!!!! Love Queen Anne’s Lace and the Hydrangeas together!!!!!

  14. Marilyn
    May 28, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Everything is so beautiful. You sure are talented. Have a safe and happy holiday and summer.

  15. Melodie Strickland
    May 28, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Thank you for sharing the beauty of your patriotic potting shed. Hope you, your hubby and the girls are enjoying being on the boat before the rain from Tropical Storm Bonnie comes ashore.

  16. Sherri
    May 28, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Your basket is just beautiful! Fingers crossed that my hydrangeas will be full of blooms this year as they are on of my favorites. Everything looks really pretty in your potting shed. I would spend hours there.

  17. May 29, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Mary, your potting shed dressed in red, white, and blue is the perfect setting for Memorial Day and the freedoms that have been fought and died for! Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day! Pam @ Everyday Living

  18. May 29, 2016 at 9:39 am

    This post has made my day, Mary! Love the hydrangeas and flags!!!

  19. May 29, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Too much fun—-I’m not decorating anywhere as the house is so ripped up—we are stopped, by a combo of weather and lack of space to work at this point, and being exhausted. Even gave up the weekends hosting of family parties—to not do anything. But grins on your lovely post—I so wish my hydrangeas would bloom, they get nipped by frost so bad here , they simply don’t. So pretty, sigh. Maybe next year! Love your shed, Sandi

  20. linda k.
    May 29, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Just beautiful mary!

  21. May 29, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    How very beautiful and so patriotic! Have a blessed Memorial Day!

  22. Cyndi Raines
    May 30, 2016 at 2:21 am

    Such a nice tribute Mary! You do our service people proud! I decorate the top of my antique Victrola with a patriotic flare. I place my husband’s service picture along with a picture of his plane, dog tags and medals, and a service picture each of my dad and two brothers. I also display my dad’s WWII formal dress blouse (jacket that goes to the hips). My husband and brothers are pleased with the tribute. Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

  23. May 30, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    So Pretty!!!!

  24. May 31, 2016 at 9:19 am

    The door basket and of course the shed is so festive and beautiful….When I lived in Florida, I could not believe that I could pick those gorgeous Queen Anne’s Lace from the pastures of a friend…Hope you had a break in the weather to go boating…it was raining off and on all weekend here…

  25. May 31, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Nothing says summer holiday better than flying flags and hydrangeas Mary! You have the most patriotic potting shed in the USA!

  26. June 7, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    i have to say its very fun to see you in large doses, like when they run a tv marathon of your favorite shows, you don’t have to wait days for a new installment, i just keep hitting back and get more and more dazzled! of course ALL i think about is i can’t wait for my day to come again, i wanny play too!!! jealousy is a sign of flattery, even if i sound snarky!

  27. June 8, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Beautiful Mary! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  28. June 21, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    We share some of your fantastic patriotic ideas with our customers @

    Thanks for providing such a nice variety of ideas for outdoor decor.

    • June 21, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      Hi Becky, You’re welcome to use photos with a link back to the post but no altering of the photos is allowed by removing and cropping the watermark. The purpose of using the watermark lets others know I’m the copyright owner and creator of the image and where to find me.

  29. June 23, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    All your red, white and blue makes me want to stand up and sing, Mary! I love all the flags in the baskets and bottles and especially the tremendous display on your ladder! You are ready for the 4th with the flowers, too, in all the right colors! Your hydrangea flowers are amazing!!!! Beautiful! Linda

  30. May 30, 2017 at 8:00 am

    The Queen Anne’s Lace is so pretty paired with your gorgeous hydrangeas. What a great look for your potting shed door. I like your patriotic decorations. Everything looks lovely.

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