Around the Potting Shed: 2017 Year in Review

Thank you for all your visits, comments, shares and Pins in 2017. I’m so honored you find the time to visit my little blog and Potting Shed!

I’m bringing you a little flower therapy on a January day!

Here’s look back at how I potted, puttered, played around the Potting Shed in 2017, with highlights from the months, seasons and holidays. Click on the links if you’d like to revisit the complete post for details and sources.

Woodland Table with Birds and Winter Nesting 

Winter Fauna plates, tree slice chargers and pine cones with greenery add a woodland touch and nesting details

Potting Shed Featured in She Sheds: A Room of Your Own

My Potting Shed was honored to be included in She Sheds: A Room of Your Own, by Erika Kotite, published by Cool Springs Press/Quarto Publishing Group. You can find “her” in the “Sheds for Gardeners” chapter.

Valentine Greetings with Transferware and Flowers

Flower and dish fun with some vintage-inspired Valentine greetings

Birds, Nests, Butterflies and Teacups

Table inspiration from flowers, flatware, butterflies, teapot and teacups with the French graphics

A New Pair of Chippy Shutters and Camellias

‘New-to-me’ chippy green shutters frame a window shelf and shutter slats providing a surface for hanging

Chalking it Up: Happy Spring Blooms

Chalkboard door and vintage metal picnic basket planted with spring bulbs

Tabletop Gardening with Bunnies and Spring Bulbs

Gardening at the table with a moss runner, garden tools, bunnies and spring bulbs

Growing a Garden Hose Wreath with Blooming Wellies

A garden hose wreath to welcome spring and gardening season on my Potting Shed door. Wellies or rainboots function as vases to hold a bouquet!

The Chain Gang

Collection of galvanized watering cans hung on a chain

The Earth Laughs in Flowers: Happy Earth Day

A celebration of Earth Day with flowers, seeds and favorite garden quotes

Le Jardin Botanique and Bunnies

Inspiration from a French inspired botanical garden plaque and bunnies

Garden Rules

Garden Rules Around the Potting Shed

Window Dressing for the Potting Shed: Board and Batten Shutters DIY

Building board and batten shutters was an affordable and easy project that you can tackle in a weekend, with the painting most time-consuming part.

Tabletop Nesting

Nesting season and a little tabletop dining and seed buffet

Majolica and Hydrangeas

Endless Summer Hydrangeas, bunnies and birds

Wheelbarrow Makeover

Wheelbarrow rehab and new paint

Morning Glory Vine Bottle Tree

A bottle tree as a trellis for Morning Glory

Garden Blooms Around the Potting Shed

Summer annuals, containers and perennials

The Bees Knees Tablescape

Plates, table runner and flatware buzzing with bees! Bee skeps are blooming with Black-eyed Susan for a little garden whimsy.

Fun and Functional Garden DIY: Blooming Door Knob Hose Guards

Repurposed doorknobs with flower petals as decorative hose guards

Woodland Table and Vignette

Woodland tabletop and dish fun inspired from a Blue Ridge getaway

“Growing” Flowers and Summer Blooms 

Bottle tree blooms, Limelight Hydrangeas and watering can flowers

The Hum of Bees is the Voice of the Garden

Chalking it up to a favorite quote and bees at work in the garden

Easy 5-Minute Potting Shed Door Update for Summer

A gardening apron and hat make for a quick change and easy summer door decor

More in the Garden Grows Than What the Gardener Sows

Sunflowers, Morning Glory, Purple Passion Flower vine and Milkweed volunteers

Ladder Trellis and Favorite Summer Vine

Favorite summer annual and vine and ladder as a trellis

Stalking Monarch Butterflies and September Garden Blooms

Bicycle planter and a fun distinction and an easy way to identify male from female monarchs

Puttering Around the Potting Shed

Tole, roses and candle sconces repurposed as vases

Chalking it Up to Fall and Garden Blooms

Chalkboard Door pumpkins, mums and fall garden flowers

Hello Autumn Wreath and a Wheelbarrow of Pumpkins

A wheelbarrow imitates a plate and a broken placemat provides fall wreath inspiration

Fall Nesting with Brown Transferware and Hydrangeas

A collection of brown transferware and Limelight hydrangeas in their fall metamorphosis

A Rafter of Turkeys and Thanksgiving Vignette

Turkey plates beyond the table and as decorative wreath and planter accents

Christmas Greenery Around the Potting Shed

Decking the halls around the Potting Shed with boughs of cedar, juniper, cypress and pine

Sprucing Up the Window Boxes with Christmas Greenery

Easy and ‘cheater method’ to fill the window boxes with holiday greenery

 “Putting the ‘she’ in a gardening shed means adding a little something extra— a comfortable place to sit, a few decorative touches, or maybe collections to celebrate the art of gardening.” ~ Erika Kotite, She Sheds: A Room of Your Own

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  43 comments for “Around the Potting Shed: 2017 Year in Review

  1. Granny Gay:)
    January 10, 2018 at 7:27 am

    Thank you so much for this look back through 2017….all lovely…and inspirational. I am looking forward to seeing what ‘jewels’ you come up with through 2018…

  2. Mary
    January 10, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Your beautiful, flower filled post is just what I needed to brighten up a cold, dreary, depressing January day!
    Thank you so much!!!! Looking forward to your 2018 posts too.

  3. Lori
    January 10, 2018 at 8:18 am

    This is by far one of my favorite blogs. I always look forward to seeing your gorgeous posts. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us. You are an inspiration. I also love seeing “your girls” featured, they are adorable.

  4. January 10, 2018 at 8:18 am

    As always, it was a most beautiful year at the potting shed and gardens!!! You brighten our day and put a smile on our face!!! I open your posts saying, “now what beautiful thing is Mary bringing to us today?!!” Here’s to another beautiful year of gorgeous inspiration!

  5. Karen
    January 10, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Your pictures always bring such happiness to my morning 🌸

  6. Norma Rolader
    January 10, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Oh thank you for sharing your potting shed through the seasons … I so love your potting shed

  7. January 10, 2018 at 9:15 am

    A beautiful reminder of what’s to come. Loving Winter but ….hurry Spring!

    • January 10, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      Here! Here! They are so joyful – especially on a rainy January day.

  8. Terri
    January 10, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Mary, these beautiful pics brought a BIG smile to me with thoughts of warm and sunny times to come. Thank you!

  9. January 10, 2018 at 9:29 am

    *Sigh* I never tire of seeing your pretty potting shed Mary, she exudes so much personality with every dress up, every tablescape and every season! Are you exhausted just looking back at all the gardening, toting, staging and creating you did over one short year?? It’s all too fabulous!!! And spring is hopefully not too far away…

  10. Debra T.
    January 10, 2018 at 9:40 am

    That was truly a feast for my eyes. I live in Gilbert, AZ and we just can’t grow those beautiful flowers here. All the photos were just lovely!!!

  11. January 10, 2018 at 10:17 am

    Mary, what beauty on this gray and dreary day! Your potting shed is always perfectly dressed for each month and season! This is a fabulous look back!

  12. Kathleen
    January 10, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Thank you for the beauty you bring into the world.

  13. franki
    January 10, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    This put a little spring in my step this dreary January day!! franki

  14. Linda B
    January 10, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    I look forward to seeing each of your post. Thanks for sharing with us.

  15. Camille morgan
    January 10, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Your blog is the best. It makes me want a potting shed but that is not something I can create in the 38 house community where I live. So I enjoy yours so much. I look forward to each of your 2018 blogs. Happy January!

  16. Ricki Treleaven
    January 10, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    It’s fun to be reminded of all the pretty projects around your cute little shed. I love the watering can trellis…I love everything you do in and around your shed. Shed posts are always so much fun!

  17. January 10, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    Funny how eagerly we await each new season. Very pretty Mary, and I do understand a lot of work too. Thank you for all you do:@)

  18. Cheryl Foley
    January 10, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    I am a new follower, and I am enchanted! Love your posts. Do you adopt? 😉

  19. Cyndi Raines
    January 10, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    What a joy to look back on all the fun, creativity and inspiration that little green shed gives to all of us! Had so much fun making the garden hose wreath and filling my rubber garden boots with flowers to welcome spring. My shed had a bit of a transformation too as I was able to add some wicker furniture to her porch and was excited to change out a stationary window to a vintage beautiful beveled window that now opens! My heart sings with happiness. So looking foward to more fun and creative gardening with you and that special shed Mary, thanks for the great adventure!

    • January 11, 2018 at 5:41 am

      Thanks so much for your sweet comments Cyndi. Your shed is adorable and how great that you have a window that opens! I’ll be envious in July when mine are shut and it’s sweltering. ;)

  20. Rita C.
    January 11, 2018 at 11:59 am

    If you did no other posting but these from the potting shed, I could be sustained. Your brilliant combinations of table settings with the love of gardening – pure heaven for me! What a great review of the past year. I have referred back to more than one of these posts in the past year a number of times, I love them that much.

  21. January 12, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Thank you for the eye candy! Your blog is always a treat to visit! Have a good weekend!

  22. Bonnie Crain
    June 9, 2019 at 7:38 am

    Be Still my Heart! I Love your posts. I am in Heaven. This is my first time visiting and I have never seen so many BEAUTIFUL arrangements. I am definitely following you blog today! Bonnie

  23. Bonnie Crain
    June 9, 2019 at 7:38 am

    Be Still my Heart! I Love your posts. I am in Heaven. This is my first time visiting and I have never seen so many BEAUTIFUL arrangements. I am definitely following you blog today! Bonnie

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