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Potting Bench Essentials

All Gardeners Need a 
Potting Bench
A potting bench is a practical thing, but it can also become an aesthetic focal point in your garden. A potting bench in a garden shed, protected from the weather, can become a gardener’s private retreat, but even if it’s just in the shade under a tree or in a corner of the patio, it’s still like a gardener’s studio.
Here are some ideas for potting bench essentials
  • Shelves for storing extra pots, a rack for hand tools, and drawers or bins for hose nozzles, twine, gloves, knee pads, and snippers.
  • A bin for potting soil: use a big nursery pot, or a trash can with a lid.
  • A plastic scoop is handy, or use a flower pot as a scoop.
  • Plastic flower pots: you’ll need them when you dig up perennials to share with friends.
  • Seed-starting supplies: fiber pots, plastic six-packs, and seed-starting potting soil.
  • Plant labels.
  • A watering can.
  • A trug or two - or bucket for small hand tools: trowel, pruners, a weeding fork, twist-ties, and a ball of twine and scissors.
  • Gardening gloves – preferably several pairs.
  • A bench brush or whisk broom to keep things neat.
And, just in case your curious what my potting bench looks like, here it is inside my potting shed. This was once our childrens' playset that we repurposed into my potting shed.  My little peace of heaven when I'm out
Garden Whimsies by Mary
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, comments, e-mails and those of you who follow my Facebook page. 
Have a lovely week. Blessings, Mary
"Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too."
William Cowper

5 Comments to Potting Bench Essentials:

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Richarme on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:29 PM
I think your shed it the cutest of all of these!
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Mary Mirabal on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 12:41 PM
Awww thanks so much for the sweet comment. I truly do love and enjoy my potting shed. It brings back such great memories of when our children were young and out playing in the yard. So happy we decided to repurpose and keep it. Hope you'll be sure to visit again!

Gari Anne on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 4:52 AM
This is so very pretty! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us!
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Mary Mirabal on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 9:06 AM
Hi Gari Anne, thanks so much for stopping by to visit my blog. So glad you did! I love gardening and anything related ~ including creating my garden art. I hope you'll come back to visit again. Take care, Mary

Linda on Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:36 AM
I love your potting shed. I have a metal wash stand. If I painted the wash stand and put in my garden what painted would I use as the stand would get wet.
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