Tag: bicycle planter

July Garden Updates: Surprises, Volunteers and Bicycle Planter

Happy Monday, I hope you had a good weekend! Ours was a hot one with a few early morning garden chores. July is a maintenance month in the garden. . . watering, weeding, deadheading and fertilizing.  I’m dashing out the door to water and weed in the early morning hours before rushing back inside to…

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…

Stalking Monarch Butterflies and September Garden Blooms

September is a month of transition in the garden with summer blooms waning and annuals spent from the summer heat. . .just like me!  The creamy-chartreuse Limelight Hydrangea blooms have transitioned from summer to fall to a burnished shade. And the stems are weighted down and heavy with flowers.  September’s light has shifted and taken…

Ready to Garden: Itchy Palms and Spring Planting!

Are your palms itching to dig in the dirt and fill your containers and beds with spring and summer annuals? Our frost date in North Carolina is April 15th but we all know how unpredictable Mother Nature can be. I learned the hard way not be tempted by all the beautiful flowers arriving in the garden centers in March and early…

Flower Therapy for the Winter Blues!

For those of you buried under the snow from the blizzard that hit the East Coast over the weekend, I’m sending you some flower therapy to chase away the winter blues! Freshly picked from the 2015 archives, here’s a round-up of flowers and promise of spring and summer blooms to come! Click on the links…

Gardening on Wheels: A Bicycle Built for Planting

I’m gardening on wheels with a bicycle built for planting! I picked up a vintage Schwinn Breeze bicycle last fall, for the bargain price of three pumpkins. She’s planted by my Potting Shed and parked by a salvaged chimney pot that’s home to a Kimberley Queen fern. I placed a coir liner in her basket and filled it with a combination…