You already know how I love gardening—the great care involved, the beautiful colors, and the satisfaction of watching your work grow and flourish—so I’ve decided to bring you all into my garden and show you a place near and dear to my heart. This potting shed in my garden is where the magic happens, where I’ve happily gotten my hands dirty, and where I’ve made a multitude of memories.
Through the gate and down a short path is the focal point of my garden, and it’s both practical and pretty. Tucked beneath a towering oak tree, my rock-walled potting shed is made from leftover stone and assorted old bricks. It is where I plan my garden, start seeds under grow lights, and store all of my terra-cotta pots, trowels, and gardening treasures. I just love some of it’s charming features like the cornflower-blue Dutch door and the ceiling fan to keep me cool when I’m working in the hot Alabama summers.
The shed’s muted tones act as a canvas and let the colorful perennials that bloom in the foundation planter really take center stage. Inside, I chose to have exposed beams for a place to hang herbs, hydrangeas, and roses to dry. Wide shelves wrap around the walls for a place to store gardening basics and special items from antiques shops and flea-market jaunts.
I think this quote by 20th-century writer Karel Capek describes gardening beautifully.
“Let no one think that real gardening is a bucolic and meditative occupation. It is an insatiable passion, like everything else to which a man gives his heart.” This simple square potting shed tucked into my garden is where my passion comes alive and where I get to work alongside Mother Nature to create natural beauty. It is a truly special place, and it has my heart.
I’d love to hear about your dream garden in the comments below.