Potting Shed

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My Potting Shed is 10 x 16~ not nearly big enough :)

The exterior inspired by my early spring issue 2012 of CountryGardens Magazine.

Country Gardens Potting Shed

 A project that I was thrilled to have finally completed in 2012 after years of planning and procrastinating!

Click on the links to the posts below

the photos to see how she’s grown~

A Place to Pot

Nesting & Window Dressing

New Life for a Chest Gone to Pot

Skirting the Issue

Potting Shed Update- Fall Dressing

Bits of Fall & Blooms

Window of Opportunity~ Harvesting & Gathering

Potting Shed Christmas

Potting Shed Christmas

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A Ladder from Santa

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It’s a Wrap!

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M is for Merry Christmas!

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Bird Watching~ Chickadees

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{Inspired} Seed Catalog Wreath

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Reliable Seeds for a {Staffordshire} Bouquet

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Winter Window Dressing

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Gardening Under Glass

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Repurposed Chandelier Bird Feeder

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Ready for the Bloom

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Up & Down the Bunny Trail

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…And A Little Flower

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Chalking it Up~ April Showers

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Seed Box Planter

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Adding a Little Punch~ Flowering & Fluttering Branches

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Canning Season

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Life is a Garden~ Chalkboard Inspiration

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Patriotic Dressing

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Stop and Smell the Lavender~ Chalkboard Renewal

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Not Just for Chickens~Window Gardening

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Hanging from the Rafters

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Freshly Picked~ A Watering Can Welcome

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Butterfly Migration

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Gathering in the Garden with May Rain

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A Little Bit of Fall

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Autumn is a Second Spring

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Fall Around The Potting Shed

Raking Season

Raking Season

Potting Shed~ Happy Harvest

Potting Shed~ Happy Harvest

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Decking The Halls in The Potting Shed

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Potting Shed Christmas Nesting & Feathering

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Potting Shed Year in Review: Puttering, Playing & Potting

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Winter Nest Feathering

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Moving Day

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Potting Shed: Blooming Inspiration and Spring Planting

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Dreaming of an Early Spring: Spring Green Ball Jar Giveaway

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Bloom Where You Are Planted

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In the Potting Shed: Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life

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You Are As Welcome As The Flowers Of Spring

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A Photo Shoot for The Potting Shed

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Tabletop Gardening with Pfaltzgraff Naturewood

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Bluebottle Flowers for Blue Bottles

Spring Planting and Potting Inspiration Home is Where the Boat Is

Spring Planting & Potting Inspiration

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A Garden Metaphor for Life & Chalkboard Inspiration

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Please Pass the Peonies

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May All Your Weeds *Bee* Wildflowers and Giveaway!

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Home is Where the Potting Shed Is

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A Flower Fix, Black-eyed Susans and Winners!

Vintage Garden Picnic

A Vintage Garden Picnic in the Potting Shed

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Red, White and Blue Transferware

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Potting Shed: Pumpkins, Gourds, and Mums!

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A Bicycle Built For Pumpkins

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A Potting Shed Happy Haunting

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Potting Shed: A Haunted Tableau

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Birds of a Feather Advent Calendar

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Potting Shed: Christmas Sprucing of the Porch

DIY Bird Seed Treats Advent Activity

A Tree for the Birds & DIY Bird Seed Treats

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Growing a Poinsettia from a Cocktail Napkin and a Poinsettia Cocktail!

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Putting Out The Wise Men and Shopping Wisely

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A Picnic With The Birds

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Potting Shed 2014 Year in Review

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Potting Shed Winter Fun: Grapevine Wreath Snowman

Dining with Snowmen

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Feeding Our Feathered Friends

Weighing in on Ball Jar Love: Purple Heritage Jar Giveaway

Heritage Collection Ball Jars and Flower Therapy

Home is Where the Shed Is in Flea Market Gardens Magazine

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An Irish Blessing and St. Patrick’s Day Table

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Gardening with a Superior Flower Seeds Box

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Spring on a Ladder!

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Earth Laughs in Flowers and Flowers in a Seed Box

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How to Build a Blooming Easter Basket

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In the Potting Shed with Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail

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Happy Spring Wreath With Blooming Wellies

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Welcome Snowball Effect

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Stop and Smell the Peonies!

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A Ladder to Plant for the Potting Shed

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Make Hay While the Sun Shines and a Blooming Monogram

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Flowers Feed the Soul and Ball Jar Bouquets

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The Novel Bakers Present: The Vintage Tea Party Book!

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Window Dressing for the Potting Shed

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A Patriotic Salute in the Potting Shed

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Summer Blooms Around the Potting Shed

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The Bees Knees: Summertime Sipping

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Gardening on Wheels:  Bicycle Planter

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Purple Passion Flower and Tippling Bees

Dressing up the Potting Shed with Vintage Garden Tools

Watering Can Love

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In the Potting Shed: Fleur Du Soleil

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The Potting Shed Garden Shop {Sign}

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Post to Summer’s End

Chalking it Up: Autumn, The Year’s Last, Loveliest Smile!

Fall on a Ladder

Fall on a Ladder

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Fall in a Ferry’s Seeds Box

Dining with Snowmen

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Nest Feathering: Christmas Around the Potting Shed

Christmas Joy Around the Potting Shed

2015 Potting Shed Year in Review

Around the Potting Shed: 2015 Year in Review

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In the Potting Shed: Winter Nesting and Giveaway

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Winter Window Boxes for the Potting Shed

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Love Around The Potting Shed

Perfectly Imperfect: Transferware and Flowers

How to Grow a Vintage Seed Box

Growing a Vintage Seed Box

Welcome Spring Chalkboard Door

Chalking It Up To Welcome Spring

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Hopping Down the Bunny Trail and Easter Egg Hunt Table

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Planting Spring Bulbs in a Drawer!

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Wisteria and Blooming Dishes

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Jardin de Legumes and Bunnies

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Shed-Keeping and Spring Cleaning

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Blooming Tole Trays and Flowers!

Bachelor Buttons

Singing the Wildflower Blues

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Gardener’s Recipe for Planting Summer Annuals

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Pretty in Pink Blooms and Peonies

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Tabletop Nesting with Blooms and Dishes

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Planting, Puttering and Potting Shed Sign

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Peonies Last Hurrah

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Oh My Stars and Stripes!

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Chalking it Up to Celebrate the Red, White and Bloom!

Potting Shed Door Basket with Flags

Red, White and Bloom: Potting Shed Door Basket

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Room to Grow and Gravel Paths

Potting Shed New Perennial Bed

New Perennial Bed

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Celebrating the Red, White and Blue!

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New Red Bench & Blooms Around the Potting Shed

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A Mad Tea Party in the Potting Shed

The Faded Beauty of Hydrangeas

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A Mad Tea Party Continues

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After the Rain: Summer Blooms Around the Potting Shed

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Photo Shoot and Feature in BH&G Halloween Tricks & Treats Magazine

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Wild Vines and Volunteers

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Bits of Fall Around the Potting Shed

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Welcome Back October

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Brown Transferware, Hydrangeas and Pumpkins

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Fall Window Boxes and Pumpkins

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Fall Harvest Around the Potting Shed

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Fall Around the Potting Shed Part 2 and A Nod to Halloween

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Watering Can Welcome and Welcome November

Chalking it Up Plaid Christmas

Chalkboard Runner and Plaid Tidings

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Sprucing Up the Window Boxes for Christmas

Potting Shed 2016 Year in Review

Around the Potting Shed: 2016 Year in Review

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Woodland Table with Birds and Winter Nesting

  125 comments for “Potting Shed

  1. October 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Love it!!!Thanks for sharing…
    Have a nice day
    Love from the netherlands,
    Ingrid

  2. October 28, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Love your blog! Love your look… so many fantastic ideas!

  3. January 10, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Can I move in?? Love the Country Gardens potting sheds and yours is fantastic!! I can see your retail talents on display… aren’t you just happy to don’t have to take inventory of all your wonderful collections?

  4. Darlene Badgley
    January 18, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    I love your blog! It inspires me, and makes me happy!! Thank you so much!!

  5. February 1, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    I LOVE this Mary!!! Really LOVE it!! In fact, I believe I could live quite comfortably in the potting shed!! Your talents are awesome! xo
    Jeanne (Chloe and LadyBug too)

  6. February 23, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I have N E V E R seen such a perfect potting shed!! Well done!!

  7. Mary Ann O'Dell
    April 10, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Hi Mary! You wouldn’t believe it but I was also inspired by the same exact potting shed that was on the cover of Country Gardens magazine from last spring. Both my brothers are home builders and they are finally going to build me a beautiful garden shed within the next few months. I collected an old door from Columbia Falls, Montana along with a variety of old windows and pillars from my hometown, Gig Harbor, Washington that will be included in the 10 X 12 design. I can’t wait! Thanks for the inspiration and beautiful photographs.

  8. October 1, 2013 at 8:20 am

    I am so envious of you! You are so lucky to have that potting shed to store extras and to work in. Fall is a great time to inspire projects🍂

  9. October 27, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Absolutely beautiful and creative, designs…they really make me smile. I am so inspired. Thank you for creating and sharing…I love your style

  10. Pollyanna
    November 27, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Wow, your potting shed really can’t be called a “shed”. It’s gorgeous. I just discovered your blog today via a link from pinterest. I need to read your old posts. I too am a lake person, I know I’ll enjoy your blog. I live in Raleigh, but our lake property is in SC. I think I need to check into Lake Norman for retirement!

  11. June 8, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Wow! I am very very jealous! Emma xx

  12. September 14, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Love the repurposed chandelier! 👯

  13. Jess
    October 14, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I wish you had a pin button for pinterest!

    • October 14, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      There is a pin button, just hover on the left corner of the photo and it will pop up :)

  14. Esther Edwards
    October 18, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    I absolutely love your potting shed and everything about it! I especially love the door. Would you mind sharing the color with me? Love your blog. Thank you,

  15. Diane
    December 19, 2014 at 6:24 am

    I want to come live in the Potting Shed!

  16. March 8, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Just saw this, how gorgeous, fun, and absolutely charming!

  17. Judy
    May 4, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    So enjoyed looking @ your creative ideas during all the seasons & holidays. Wow! Just moved to the country & can’t wait for my husband & I to build” my potting shed”. I hope he won’t procrastinate!!!LOL.

  18. July 24, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Oh my,,,, you have the cutest shed in all of blog land. I love how you change up and stage it just picture perfect. What a great sense of style you have. Love your site.

  19. November 28, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    A cup of tea and scrolling your blog – Ahhhh, so wonderful, so peaceful, so inspiring, so beautiful. Thank YOU.

  20. November 29, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    I recently came across your site from Pinterest. We used the same design to make our garden shed to build a 10×10 shed for our backyard. I bought an old door and rectangle window at an antique shop in Blissfield, MI. My dad had lots of white barn board, windows, and tin roofing. We recreated another garden shed that is now our chicken coop, 8×8. I used old boards from an old firetruck for the deck/porch that my dad had saved and tore off old red barn board from my grandpa’s barn. Put a old door from my grandpa’s barn on the side as a wall and my husband designed unique windows for ventilation that open like shutters. He also designed a one of a kind front door for the coop.
    Love your site and will be following your Pinterest board. Such cute ideas!!!!

  21. Tim Taylor
    May 22, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    love your shed and all the ideas

  22. Linda Bevis
    July 1, 2016 at 2:54 am

    Hello Mary good morning from a wet and damp uk ( well it is summer) found you via Pinterest such an abundance of goodies to be found in the u.s too many I fear for my suitcase!!
    Look forward to following you enjoy the heat Lyn

  23. Sherri Smith
    November 10, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    My husband is building a potting shed for me using materials from my grandparents’ farmhouse that was built in 1792. I love the “Potting Shed” sign you have on the front door. Where did you purchase it? I absolutely love ALL your ideas … you’ve definitely inspired me to “grow” and “bloom”!

    • November 10, 2016 at 6:17 pm

      How fun Sherri! The sign came from Gibson Mill from a dealercalled “Ful O’Bright Ideas”. The last time I was there they didn’t have it but they probably would again in the spring when it’s gardening season or maybe the Mill can you put in touch with him :)

  24. December 2, 2016 at 12:52 am

    eclectic and perfect!

  25. January 14, 2017 at 12:54 am

    I was just wondering- do you live on a boat full time or do you have a house? Would love to see your home interiors if you have one!

    • January 14, 2017 at 5:45 am

      Hi Nancy, We don’t live on a boat, we live in a house on a lake. “Home” is where we dock our boat :)

Thanks for your comments~ they make my day :)

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