I’m sharing a look back at how I puttered, played and planted
around the Potting Shed this past year,
but first a ‘thank you’ for all your visits and comments in 2022!
I’m still surprised and humbled that you find the time
to visit my little blog and Potting Shed.
My Potting Shed turned 10 years old in September. . .how time flies!
We built it in 2012 before I’d ever heard of the concept or term, ‘She Shed’.
You see that first post, HERE.
Regular readers know I don’t actually do any ‘potting’ inside my shed,
but it’s my happy place and where my creativity blooms.
This is a photo heavy post, so grab a mug of something warm to drink!
Click on the links below if you’d like to see the complete post or more details.
I’m also sharing some garden love with a little giveaway at the bottom of this post.
The Potting Shed back porch got a little winter love with foraged greenery
and trio of grapevine wreaths to make a DIY garden wreath girl
A blooming vignette of blue and white transferware,
Snowball Viburnum and Lenten Roses from the garden,
paired with grocery store hydrangeas and tulips
I was thrilled to have my handy hubby build a potting bench for me this past spring!
It was built as a roomy work bench for planting and projects, as well a place
to display garden collectibles. We used reclaimed barn wood and added some vintage charm
with chippy porch columns and repurposed pressed tin roof tiles.
Hopping down the bunny trail with Peter Rabbit and friends
for some tabletop gardening fun in the Potting Shed!
The first flush of blooms in our zone 7b garden is when flowers look their best,
and when the roses, clematis, peonies, wisteria and salvia are in bloom.
Celebrating the short but sweet peony season with
Ball jar bouquets and blue and white transferware on a window shelf.
Garden bouquets of Coleus, Speedwell (Veronica), Lantana and Cleome join daylilies, hydrangeas
and hosta leaves in mason jars and watering cans.
Flower pot napkin rings and garden gloves hold flatware for table top gardening with
Johnson Brothers Windsor Ware ‘Garden Bouquet’ and ‘Sheraton’ joining the mix.
Celebrating nesting season on the Potting Bench and every bird is welcome!
Earth Angel, Tea Clipper, Charles Darwin, Popcorn Drift and Pink Double Knock Out Roses
fill watering cans and join bunnies, both real and faux.
Window boxes planted with an assortment of sun-loving annuals,
featuring Endless Summer Hydrangeas and daylilies in bloom.
Celebrating National Pollinator Month with tabletop fu; garden blooms fill vintage honey tins
with a reminder to *bee* kind. Find out what you can do to help pollinators.
Butterflies and bees buzz around the Limelight Hydrangeas, Butterfly Bush,
Cleome, Vitex and battling the dreaded Japanese Beetle.
Oh boy…the garden police wanted to arrest me for singing the praises of Sweet Autumn Clematis.
It is considered invasive in some areas, so plant according to your zone. . . or don’t. ;)
Prune after blooming to prevent reseeding.
A little whimsy and tabletop fun with a few woodland friends to celebrate the cusp of fall.
An upcycled copper gable vent adds an architectural element and pediment for the Potting Bench
Welcoming October with a harvest of pumpkins, leaves, Indian corn,
mums and limelight hydrangeas.
Halloween fun in the Potting Shed, aka, Black Cat Trading Company
Now for a little garden love giveaway!
I’m giving away an aluminum garden sign to one reader with a favorite quote/poem.
“The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God’s heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.”
~ Dorothy Frances Gurney
🌸 To enter the giveaway and a chance to win, leave a comment telling me your favorite garden flower.
🌸 Subscribers/followers automatically get a second entry.
Subscribe by email and let me know by comment.
🌸 For a third entry, Pin a photo from this post and leave an additional comment telling me so.
(The Pin/Save button pops up on the upper left corner of each photo)
This giveaway is open to those living in the continental U.S. through midnight January 13th.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
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