I spent a lot of time gardening this week. This potting bench has been my favorite place for planting and I had so much fun using it this week.
I have discovered that gardening is very relaxing, rewarding, and fun. I shared a lot about my potting bench and newly found love for gardening yesterday. If you missed it, you can read about it here.
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Why You Need a Potting Bench
I realized something I needed to be a more successful gardener. I needed an area to centralize my gardening. Which is another way of saying I needed a place to store my gardening stuff.
I finally got smart when I moved an old cabinet out of the Carriage House and converted it into a Potting Bench.
This is kind of funny because I think the cabinet was originally a potting bench.
I am not sure why it took me so many years (like seven) to figure that out. But I just love that I can now garden in one place!
Would you believe I planted about twenty pots this past week but I have a lot more to still plant?
Why Do You Need a Potting Bench?
Gardening is like crafting. You need tools and a place to get the job done.
A potting bench is your gardening work area. It doesn’t matter if you are a serious or a seasonal gardener, a potting bench should have a work area that’s large enough to hold a bowl of potting mix, a variety of pots, or seeding trays, a few packets of seeds, and some gardening tools.
Most potting benches are at bench height and comfortable to work at while standing. Storage is a necessity because you need space for potting soil, pots, and tools.
Ideas for Potting Benches
There are a lot of things you can use for a potting bench.
I used a vintage tall bench.
You can also buy a potting bench very reasonably.
I am a very happy gardener and I have all of my stuff in one place. It is organized and I love my new work area.
The only bad news is that someone is eating my basil. Ok, I am (I love heading out there and snipping a few leaves off of my plants), but something/someone else is leaving holes in my basil leaves. Does anybody have any tips?
Remember last Sunday I told you I had a lot of gardening planned? Well, look what I did this week!
Is this not the best way to show some cool pots and flowers? I found this vintage flower stand years ago but I had never been able to find the right place for it.
This area on the side of our patio needed a distraction from the fence and our storage shed to the left.
So we found the perfect spot for it and planted all of these pots this past week! Head to my blog post, A New Way to Plant a Spring Garden, which shares my newest garden discovery!
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There is no doubt that this week my favorite room in our home was our backyard. OK, so I know technically our backyard isn’t a room, but considering how much time we spend out there, it should be!
I am so happy I got everything cleaned out, planted all of the pots and raised beds, and made a list of everything else to do.
We are almost done and will it looks like we will be ready to host our May backyard events.
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Can you guess what it is?
We had a lot of fun outside in our backyard this past week. I shared the best garden product I found for my spring garden, my space for flower arranging, and my DIY pink wreath (made from paper bags!). I also shared a pink pillow hack, some wonderful small bites recipes, and my first update on the beach house remodel. Whew! It was a crazy week!
Martha shared A Spring Hydrangea Checklist: How to Prepare Your Favorite Flowering Shrub for a Colorful Summer Ahead. If you have hydrangeas or want to plant some, you need to read this.
Are you a garden lover like I am? I am sharing some of my favorite items I use when I am in my garden.
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I love this article! Especially because it works no matter how old you are. Read it. It’s important.
We have a lot of fun things planned this week. We are going to start out with a fun breakfast inspired by Joanna Gaines, an Easter table runner, some bedroom remodeling tips, a fun cake stand DIY, more fun ideas for outdoor living, and the best kitchen tips. Wow. It’s going to be a busy week.
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