I'm so glad you came by today! We're sipping iced tea with lots of ice and lemon slices just trying to stay cool. You're welcome to join us.
My dear Worker Bee bought this for me soon after we moved into this house in 1997. I wanted a potting bench so much and he found a nice one for me.
It first lived right outside the slider we had when we moved in here. Then we moved it into the playhouse and it became my potting shed. Then when Baby Bee was born we moved it over to the side of the house on a garage wall. It gets early morning sun and is really quite pleasant in the afternoon. It sits right along the walkway from the driveway to the backyard and on the other side of the walk are two Japanese maples that shade it so beautifully.
A few years ago we took out this climbing jasmine that was right along our kitchen door. It had this broken down trellis supporting it. We had gone so far as to put it in our alley when inspiration struck and I decided it would be so handy to hang things on. I painted it black to match some of the trim on our house and just screwed in some cup hooks. I just love how it looks right next to the potting bench.
Some of my favorite things on the bench are the glass jars I have filled with fertilizer. I also love this green enamel box that I store my Sunset Western Gardening book in and other things I need to stay dry.
I also love this galvanized thingie (What would you call it?) that I keep my plant markers in. Right in front of it is a string holder painted like a bee skep.
Hanging above the potting bench is a Mary Engelbreit plaque. It's faded a wee bit over the years, but I still love its cottagey good looks.
I also keep some black stones in a chipped Mary E. little pot. It was always too small for anything to thrive in, but it's perfect for these.
Here's a couple of my favorite things on my old trellis.
The watering can was given to me by the sweetest family. I had both their daughter and son when I was still teaching 6th grade. Now they are both college graduates. Yikes! Time flies!
These birdhouses hang out on those Japanese maples. Sadly, the wasps really like to nest in them so we always have to keep an eye on who's moved in to them.
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