Blooming Watering Cans, Bunnies and Roses on the Potting Bench

Blooming Watering Cans with Roses on the Potting Bench | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench

Happy Monday!

It’s my favorite day of the week, when I join

my blogging friends for some flower therapy

and Monday Morning Blooms!

You can find my flowers friends’ links and more

floral inspiration at the bottom of this post.

Blooming Watering Cans with Roses on the Potting Bench | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench

We’re using watering cans as vases for our flowers as our common theme

for this week’s edition of Monday Morning Blooms.

If you’re a regular visitor, you may have noticed,

I have a ‘thing’ for watering cans. . . 

Watering Cans with Roses on the Potting Bench | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench

And I *might* be in need of a 12-step program. :)

I love and collect all kinds. . .galvanized, painted, chippy,

old, new, big and small.

Watering Cans with Roses on the Potting Bench | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench

Chippy Watering Can with Roses on the Potting Bench | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench

Fun watering can fact:

Did you know that the cap with holes in it at the end of the spout

is commonly referred to as the “rose”?

 Watering Cans with Roses on the Potting Bench | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench #mackenziechilds

This Lotus Watering Can from MacKenzie-Childs was a recent birthday gift.

Watering Cans with Roses on the Potting Bench | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench #mackenziechilds

Some girls might want jewelry,

but give me a watering can any day. :)

Watering Cans with Roses on the Potting Bench | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench

 I sprinkled an assortment of green watering cans on

the Potting Bench my hubby built

for some blooming fun!

Watering Cans with Roses on the Potting Bench | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench

And cut some garden roses to fill them . . .

Watering Cans with Roses on the Potting Bench | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench

Adding some greenery and privet that’s blooming right now.

 Earth Angel Rose | © #garden #shed #flowers #spring #roses

Earth Angel Rose

Pink Double Knock Out Roses | © #garden #shed #flowers #spring #roses

Pink Double Knock Out Roses

Tea Clipper Rose | © #garden #shed #flowers #spring #roses

Tea Clipper Rose

Popcorn Drift Rose | © #garden #shed #flowers #spring #roses

Popcorn Drift Rose

Charles Darwin Rose | © #garden #shed #flowers #spring #roses

And Charles Darwin Rose, appropriately named,

as the color seems to evolve and change, so

 you never know what color you’ll end up with. :)

May Garden Flowers Around the Potting Shed | © #garden #shed #flowers #spring #roses #peonies #bee

See more May garden flowers around the Potting Shed, HERE.

Watering Cans with Roses on the Potting Bench | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench

It’s that time of year when bunnies are multiplying around the Potting Shed

as rabbits tend to do. . .

Bunny by the Potting Shed | © #garden #shed #flowers #spring #rabbit

Enjoying the all-you-can-eat buffet despite my efforts to

 protect the tender perennials emerging in the garden.

Bunny eating flowers despite fencing! | © #garden #shed #flowers #spring #rabbit

I decided if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. ;)

Baby Bunny | © #garden #shed #flowers #spring #rabbit

Baby Bunny | © #garden #shed #flowers #spring #rabbit

Garden table with bunnies | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench #tablescape

Bunny plates and napkins hopped to the bench

for some gardening tabletop fun!

Garden table with bunnies | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench #tablescape

Bunny plates are blooming with roses. . .

Garden table with bunnies | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench #tablescape

And alight with butterflies.

Bunnies on the Potting Bench | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench

 Garden Tools Rabbit napkins | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench #tablescape

 Garden Tools Rabbit napkins add a little whimsy, toting garden tools

and a watering can, buzzing with the bees.

Watering Cans with Roses on the Potting Bench | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench #tablescape

Watering Cans with Roses on the Potting Bench | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench #tablescape

Garden gloves are also buzzing with bee flatware. . .

Garden Table with gardening glove and bee flatware | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench #tablescape

More butterflies flew in to alight on stemware.. . .

Garden Table with Butterfly Glass | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench #tablescape

And on a watering can.

Butterfly Watering Can with Roses on the Potting Bench | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench #tablescape

 Watering Cans with Roses on the Potting Bench | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench #tablescape

 Watering Cans with Roses on the Potting Bench | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench #tablescape


Bunny Plates Green and White Toile Bunny / Maxcera

Brown Bunny Plates / Hobby Lobby, several years ago

Cabbage Leaf Plates / Bordallo Pinheiro

Rattan Chargers / World Market and Pier 1, several years ago

Wallace Bee Napoleon Flatware

 Garden Tools Rabbit Napkins / Mary Lake Thompson

Butterfly Glasses / La Rochere

Jute Runner / Pottery Barn, several years ago

Butterfly Watering Can and Lotus Watering Can / MacKenzie-Childs

Gardening Bunny Table on the Potting Bench | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench #tablescape

On a sad note, this is the last time for friend Shirley at Housepitality Designs.

will be joining us. . .*sniff*

Shirley has been our fearless leader, who gathered us together to share flower therapy

four years ago, starting out as Floral Fridays

 before switching over to Mondays for Monday Morning Blooms.

Shirley is retiring from blogging to spend more time with her mom and she will be sorely missed!

You will still be able to stay in touch with her on Instagram.

Shirley, we will miss you! ♥

 Watering Cans with Roses and Bunnies on the Potting Bench | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench

Visit my talented blogging friends to see their floral inspiration this week:

Shirley at Housepitality Designs

Pam at Everyday Living

 Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

 Watering Cans with Roses and Bunnies on the Potting Bench | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench

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 Watering Cans with Roses and Bunnies on the Potting Bench | © #garden #roses #wateringcan #pottingbench

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  29 comments for “Blooming Watering Cans, Bunnies and Roses on the Potting Bench

  1. May 16, 2022 at 6:41 am

    Oh Mary….you make my heart happy!…I have always admired your love for watering cans. From the watering can “rain chain” to the many, many flower arrangements that you have created with them around the beloved Potting Shed. You inspired me to search the antique shops for these wonderful garden pretties and necessities. I must say that I am in love with your MKC watering can…never knew that the en of the spout was called “the rose” … and speaking of roses…your roses are magnificent! Mary, “how does your rose garden grow?”…. The napkin of the Garden Tools Bunny is perfect…Made me smile (again). I battle growing my roses, fighting all the bad things that happen to them. It has been an honor to be a part of Monday Morning Blooms with you. I shall remain a most loyal follower of HIWTBI…you have inspired me for many, many years! I wish you a most wonderful week Mary

    • May 17, 2022 at 6:09 am

      Thank you Shirley! We will miss your sweet presence and beautiful floral arrangements! You’re going to force me to join IG to see what you’re up to. :) Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. ♥

  2. May 16, 2022 at 7:23 am

    Mary, your new potting bench is really showing out today with some of your watering can collection filled with garden roses. All of your roses are gorgeous. but the Tea Clipper steals my heart. I have watering can envy and love the new MKC Lotus one. Oh those pesky bunnies…so cute but quite destructive in the garden. We haven’t seen as many this spring as we did last year. I love all of your bunny plates and the MLT whimsical napkins are adorable.

    It is always a treat to join you for flower therapy. Happy Monday, Mary ♥️

    • May 17, 2022 at 6:14 am

      Thank you Pam! This is the first bloom cycle for ‘Tea Clipper’ and I was thrilled to see them. We seem to have a very healthy and hungry bunny population unfortunately. ♥

  3. Cindi
    May 16, 2022 at 8:10 am

    All I can say today is Beeeutuful! Thanks so much for sharing. Peace.

    • Clara
      May 16, 2022 at 9:11 am

      Beautiful MMB Mary! Those pretty colorful napkins tick all the boxes-bees, watering cans, and gardening tools. They are adorable! Your garden was right on time for MMB. Your roses and peonies are gorgeous! Your watering can collection has such a nice variety. Your MC birthday gift is so cute! I didn’t know the sprinkler attachment was called a rose, a new fun fact I learned today thanks to your wonderful blog. Happy Monday! Clara❤️

    • May 17, 2022 at 6:14 am

      Thank you Cindi! ♥

  4. franki Parde
    May 16, 2022 at 8:35 am

    Your knack w/roses is just beautiful!! I’m feeling better about my “6” watering cans…😘 franki

  5. Rebecca
    May 16, 2022 at 8:37 am

    I absolutely LOVE your potting shed and bench, and your cheerful style! I confess; I’ve been envious of your many watering cans. But my sisters gave me a great start to a watering can collection, a few years ago, so I’m now enjoying some of my own. Your posts give me wonderful inspiration, so thank you, and keep ‘em coming! Please!

  6. Rita C.
    May 16, 2022 at 8:58 am

    I love this, Mary! All the playfulness a garden inspires is right here, even the real deal (that spotted bunny is adorable and those inside the cages have to make you laugh). Love all the watering cans (I am a recovering watering canaholic, and if you need a sponsor…..). The square one with the bird (is that a birdhouse or watering can, very cleverly made!?) is my favorite! Those bunny napkins are just way too cute. And the stars – all the roses – oh my, so many, so pretty! Thanks for inspiring so much, in so many different ways. Shirley will definitely be missed by me, esp since I’m not on IG. :(

  7. Pat
    May 16, 2022 at 9:08 am

    Good morning, Mary. Such a beautiful post; I too love David Austin roses and have several varieties in my yard! When I saw the design on the napkins I wondered if it could be MLT. I have some of their flour sack tea towels and gave some reusable “paper
    ” plates to my oldest granddaughter. They have the cutest designs. Currently I have one on my
    stove with a black kitty face peeing out of a flower bouquet! Thank you for all the smiles you have brought to my face over the years!

  8. May 16, 2022 at 9:39 am

    Goodness where to start? Your watering cans are so fun an everyone is so different. Love your new MKC new Lotus can. I did not know the spout is called a rose. The roses look fabulous in each watering can. Perfect little napkins with the garden bunny. Bunnies are so cute, but I can understand your frustration. I feel the same way about all of the squirrels here. They recently starting taking the batting out of a pool cushion. Your roses are gorgeous. I adore the varieties. Happy week ahead.

  9. Linda
    May 16, 2022 at 10:19 am

    Your “Watering Can Bunny Bench” is so fun! I love how you placed the bunny who is looking up and seems to be taking it all in. Your roses and garden are beautiful as always and thanks for sharing the fun fact – the spout of a watering can is called a “rose.” How appropriate!

  10. May 16, 2022 at 10:55 am

    All the watering cans are delightful. They really add wonderfully to your new/old potting bench. Love your new MKC Lotus watering can. Thank you for brightening my and others Monday morning.

  11. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
    May 16, 2022 at 10:57 am

    Mary, I have so enjoyed my visit today! You have brought a smile to my face with all those beautiful rose blooms and sweet rabbits. Your potting bench is such a gorgeous setting with all those pretty rose bouquets. You have inspired me to collect more watering cans to display on my potting bench. Wishing you a most wonderful week!

  12. May 16, 2022 at 11:02 am

    P.S. Where did you find the wired wheelbarrow planter? It is fabulous.

  13. May 16, 2022 at 11:19 am

    Mary, your new potting bench is really showing off your watering can collection filled with your stunning garden roses to their best advantage. No 12 step program needed. All of the roses are beautiful, but like Pam, your Tea Clipper steals my heart. It is always such a treat to join you for flower therapy. Happy happy Monday dear friend. xo Lidy

  14. May 16, 2022 at 11:32 am

    Oh Mary, your new/old potting bench looks so pretty decked out in bloom filled watering cans! Your flowers are gorgeous, and they look so good in all of your well loved watering cans…the bunnies add wonderful fun. I shall forever think of you when I see a watering can, and of course I’m itching to buy one :) We will really miss Shirley and her elegant style, but I’m so happy you ladies will still be continuing with Monday Morning Blooms, it is always such a joy to see the beautiful flowers, creations, tables and vignettes that you all share 💕

  15. May 16, 2022 at 11:36 am

    Your roses are beautiful!

  16. mary
    May 16, 2022 at 11:37 am

    soooo much talent….so much beauty! Always love your blog :)

  17. May 16, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    Mary, the title made my heart smile. My garden girl genes have always been drawn to watering cans, and I admit to a cadre of them too. Like you, old or new, watering cans seem to follow me home on occasion. I love the way you use your cans as vases. I need to do that more often. I often keep one out in the sun room and fill it with faux flowers. Of course your bunnies delight too. We rarely see live bunnies, but other critters are roaming the gardens here. I had a garden friend who one quipped that he would happily plant a row or two just for the critters if they would leave the rest of his garden for him.
    I am excited to see your healthy popcorn drift roses. Our landscape architect suggested them for our rose bed. We had knockouts growing there, but took them out a few years ago because they had stopped preforming. Yours look so pretty. Do you have any suggestions to share? I’ve never grown drift roses.
    Sad to hear that Shirley is closing her blog, but I can fully appreciate the time constraints. I look forward to following along with Shirley on IG. She is a very talented stylist and endearing friend. Her mom is adorable!
    Happy Monday Morning Blooms!

  18. Denise Carlson
    May 16, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    Where would one start to describe the sheer beauty and joy this vignette brings! It has given me such pleasure to see your Monday Morning Blooms post, Mary your talent and eye for beauty never disappoints! Thanks for sharing your corner of the world with us. Sorry to hear that Shirley will be leaving she will be missed.

  19. May 16, 2022 at 3:07 pm

    What a happy Monday post sprinkled with water can love! I must say that I’m smitten with your Tea Clipper Rose, Mary. Although bunnies are cute, I prefer those that are a design on plates, or in decor! I’m sorry that your leader is leaving. She was an inspiration!

  20. Debbie Jones
    May 16, 2022 at 4:39 pm

    Your roses are so beautiful you can almost smell them. Gorgeous day in the garden with the many cute watering cans you have. Love them!

  21. Bonnie Morgan
    May 16, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    Oh, Mary! Your garden roses are beautiful and look so pretty in your watering cans styled on your new potting bench! I penned to collections on my pinterest board.
    How delightful your rabbit and rabbit dishes and napkins are! Your charming vignette is delightful! Your husband did such a great job on the potting bench.
    I am sad Shirley will not continue on MMB. She is very talented and creative and will be missed but I admire her priorities.
    Have a great week. It is a warm on in my neck of the woods.

  22. Kim
    May 16, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Mary, this is beautiful! I love all the distressed charm from the potting bench and your collection of watering cans. And those roses – just stunning! The bunnies are so cute but I’m sorry they are eating your perennials. Happy Monday to you!

  23. May 17, 2022 at 9:04 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE every square inch, this is 100% me! Love your new gift, I too have many watering cans, no bunnies on sight, but plenty of love for them! I am pressed for time, dying to linger, pics like this make my blood boil with joy and happiness 😍

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