Garden Rules Around the Potting Shed and Winners

Happy Monday, I hope you had a good weekend! We’ve enjoyed some cooler temperatures the last few days which were perfect for gardening and working around the Potting Shed. I’ve been busy as a bee buzzing from project to project, planting and painting, details and photos to come soon.

Here are a few garden rules I like to follow . . .

Plant the Seeds

Play in the Dirt

Wish for Rain

Watch the Bumble Bees

Pull Weeds


Talk with Angels


Feed the Birds

Add New Flowers

Sip a Drink

Enjoy the Beauty

I ordered a Garden Rules sign from Antique Farmhouse several weeks ago, perfect for reminding yourself to find the joy in gardening among all your chores!

It’s the ideal width to hang on a shutter by the backdoor of my Potting Shed, so eventually it will hang there or I can move it inside. The backdoor has a large empty panel from the chalkboard side that’s a bit of a challenge to fill and decorate with something blooming. I hung the Garden Rules Sign on a hardware cloth frame with some vintage garden tools and cut some honeysuckle vine that’s running rampant with fragrant blooms in the field next to my shed, to frame the sign.

I’ve been planting containers and pots with annuals and vines and Mother Nature has been oh so helpful with the abundance of rain she’s provided recently. I know it won’t be long before I’ll be lugging the hoses around to keep everything watered.


The winners of my Earth Laughs in Flowers and Happy Earth Day Giveaway giveaway:

Tools: Cyndi Raines

Gloves & Seeds: Sarah @ Hyacinths For The Soul

Seeds & Notecards:

Granny Gay

Martha Franks

Amy Kaminski

I’ll be in touch with you all by email and get your goodies mailed to you! Thanks to all who entered.

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  32 comments for “Garden Rules Around the Potting Shed and Winners

  1. May 8, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Congratulations to all the winners!!! Rain, rain, rain!!! We have had our fair share for sure…hopefully, in the middle of July and August, we will get a nice share then too!!! 51/2 inches is enough for now…and we could use some warmer tempts…too cold to put stuff in the ground!!! Hopefully, warming by the end of the week!! Have a wonderful sunny day!! ☀️☀️☀️☀️

  2. Granny Gay
    May 8, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Looking forward to receiving my goodies from you, Mary! Many thanks…they will serve as a reminder of your generosity as a “talent-sharer”…:) Many thanks…

  3. May 8, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Congrats to all your winners. Great rules to follow in the garden. I can’t wait to see how your new space you planted last year fleshes out this year, Mary.

  4. May 8, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Congratulations to all the lucky winners!

  5. Michelle
    May 8, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Congratulations to all you lucky winners!😎🌴 Have a great week!🤗

  6. May 8, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Thank you so much Mary! I’ll be looking forward to my gift in the mail. The potting shed is looking fabulous! We had frost this morning so no annuals for us yet here in Michigan but soon I hope.

  7. Mary Boger
    May 8, 2017 at 8:23 am

    What a lovely way to start the day!!! Such gorgeous pictures. Just love
    your new sign. Perfect in the vines on the door. Congrats to the winners..
    And as always, TFS!! Happy Monday 🐱

  8. May 8, 2017 at 8:47 am

    *Sigh* so many gorgeous photos, Mary , I feel like my soul has been renewed! I love your garden rules…Congrats to the winners! 🌸

  9. May 8, 2017 at 9:30 am

    My Monday started off wonderfully by gazing at the beautiful photos of the shed!…Good rules for the shed to live by and it always so beautifully adheres to!….Congrats to the winners! Happy Monday!…and yes, I felt like a popsicle while sitting at the fields in Huntersville…it was cold, but the worst was the wind!

  10. May 8, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Mary, your sign is a wonderful reminder to us gardeners that having a garden definitely takes work but in the end it is all for the beauty and enjoyment of that work. Thank you sharing all your hard work with us….we get to enjoy the beauty!

  11. Melodie Strickland
    May 8, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Congratulations to the winners!! Your potting shed and area are beautiful. Gardening was my husband’s passion.

  12. May 8, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Love the Garden sign! Congrats to the winners! Happy Monday

  13. Cyndi Raines
    May 8, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Thank you SO much Mary! I am doing my happy dance right now! I have a small display area by my front door that I change out with each season, so they will be on display and I’ll tell everyone that I received them from you! Love the shed’s new sign, it’s so fitting. Congratulations to all the other winners ~ What a happy day this is!!

  14. May 8, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Your post is an abundance of “Hyacinths to feed my soul”, Mary. I truly marvel at the beauty you create and sustain. I would love to be a little bird or bumble bee and spend my life fluttering in and among your pretty flowers. The rules are just perfect. I would be talking to my angel mother who spent most of her waking hours puttering in her garden. Makes me sad that I didn’t take the opportunity to putter along side her more in the later years.
    I’m thrilled to be one of the lucky winners. I will sow the seeds and hope that they flourish in my Texas garden. The gloves will be well used and a constant reminder of your generosity and beautiful friendship.
    Happy Spring!

  15. Debbie
    May 8, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Yippee!!! for the winners. We are wishing for more rain!!! Happy gardening!

  16. May 8, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Pretty, Pretty, Pretty!!! I’m enjoying your garden greatly, Mary.
    We had frost last night & tonight is predicted to go down to 31º. No flower planting around here yet!!!

    Congrats to all the winners!

  17. anniebreland
    May 8, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Love the sign. Gardening is hard work, but oh so satisfying to the soul. What a blessing that you have a potting shed that beautiful. Congrats to all winners. Have a wonderful day to all of you.

  18. May 8, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Oh what a thrill it is tpo see your beautiful photos. I love the new sign and your frame is perfect! Good rules to follow for sure. Thank you for this little bit of beauty.

  19. May 8, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Darn, the garden rules sign is sold out:(

  20. Terie
    May 8, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Congrats to the winners!

  21. May 8, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Love your new Garden Rules sign for your door, Mary! It looks perfect on your potting shed door.
    Yea for the winners of your giveaways!! Hooray!

  22. franki
    May 8, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Beautiful color combinations!! franki

  23. Cheryl C
    May 8, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    It snowed here yesterday…praying for sun. Your pics give me hope..🌞

  24. May 8, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    I love rules that are fun rules like your new sign for the gardening shed. Congratulations to all the winners.


  25. May 8, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Congrats to all your winners, Mary! Great rules to follow. My garden has been getting rain and cooler temps! Have a great week!

  26. May 8, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Love your new sign – and a big big congrats to the lucky winners!

    Worked in our gardens the last few days – starting to look awesome again, yay!

  27. Mildred Hoppe
    May 8, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Beautiful gardens, planters, climbers, potting shed. You definitely are blessed with a green thumb.

  28. May 9, 2017 at 5:00 am

    It sure looks like spring has sprung Mary! Everything looks perky and beautiful-enjoy:@)

  29. May 9, 2017 at 11:19 am

    What a lovely post, you are all set for summer, and we haven’t quit having frosts every night. Grins, gardening is also an expression of total HOPE, with the rules…LOL. Sandi

  30. May 11, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    What beautiful pictures of a beautiful garden! So many lovely areas. :)

  31. Rattlebridge Farm
    May 17, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Beautiful, Mary. Just as soothing and nourishing as a garden. What is the material around your shed? A type of mulch? I wondered if it would work for me. We still have construction debris and bald (scorched) earth.

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