Category: Potting Shed

It’s a Wrap!

I’m finally wrapping up my Christmas preparations! It seems to take me as long as I have to prepare~  If Thanksgiving falls a week early, it takes the extra week :) I had several Pottery Barn shopping bags this holiday season~ several were double bagged for the weight of my gifts & purchases. Too pretty…

A Potting Shed Christmas

I’ve spent more time decorating my Potting Shed than my house this Christmas season :) Santa came early and gifted me with a ladder to use in my Potting Shed, or rather a Hatherley Lattistep :) To big to be wrapped and go under the tree, it’s standing in as a tree of sorts, (thank…

Bird Watching~ Chickadees

I’ve been bird watching. . . Anxious to spot some Chickadees, ever since some nested on the porch  briefly last January. This variety of Chickadee used to be common in my neck of the woods, but have been scarce for almost a year now.  Chickadees are primarily found in deciduous and mixed deciduous-coniferous woodlands so I’ve been searching…

Window of Opportunity~ Harvesting & Gathering

I took the opportunity & advantage of long hubby-free weekend to tackle some projects and do a little window dressing~ harvesting & gathering in my Potting Shed. Dressing my window box~ filling it with pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, and ornamental kale. I’ve been in a Thanksgiving state of mind, with Pumpkin Granola and the aroma of pumpkin pie…

Bits of Fall & Blooms

I’ve been Dressing & Harvesting~ Planting bits of Fall & Blooms in my Potting Shed! You can take a peek at how the outside is dressed, here. My Ferry’s Seeds Box is a perennial favorite~ Harvested from Metrolina Expo and used for display in my shop years ago.  Finding its way later in a nook in my laundry room…

Potting Shed Update- Fall Dressing

My Potting Shed is nearly finished~  and Dressed for Fall!  My early spring issue of Country Gardens Magazine was the inspiration for the exterior~ You can see how she’s grown here. A blend of old & new~ salvaged metal panels cover the porch roof and are married with new green steel~ Landscaping is on my…

Harvest Time Wine Tasting

It’s Harvest Time for more than 113 wineries and 400 commercial grape growers in North Carolina. Harvest festivals with serenades, grape stomps, and harvest-to-barrel celebrations are abundant with October’s arrival. With that in mind, I pulled out my grandmother’s Harvest Time by Johnson Brothers~ to enjoy with some wine we purchased during our tasting visits to some NC wineries during September, for…

Skirting the Issue

My Potting Shed is a work in progress~ with just a couple of big details left to finish and lots of small details to keep me busy as I continue to transplant and prune :) You can see how she’s grown here. After dressing my windows with a roll of  landscape burlap from Lowe’s, I…

New Life for a Chest Gone to Pot

I’ve been busy Nesting in my Potting Shed~  My grandmother’s sad, pink chest had gone to pot :) and has come home to roost for storage in my Potting Shed~ given new life and purpose thanks to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! I had been wanting to try ASCP after seeing and hearing all the buzz~ My…