I've had all winter to think about the potting shed. How would it function? How could I prevent my husband from using it as a
storage room hoarding spot? Would whimsical touches get pushed aside by twisted sacks and seed spreaders?
Now that spring has almost arrived, I figured it was time to stop worrying and nail down a plan.
Perhaps we can use old bricks to create steps.
As for landscaping, we'll be DIY-ing. A few days ago, I tried to dig a "test" hole, and I quickly realized that the concrete and poor soil would present challenges. For this summer, I'm strongly considering container gardens.
Inside, the shed has a door and 7 walls. 6 are half brick and half lattice (with Plexiglas "windows"). The 7th wall is brick doesn't have a window.
A typical "half wall."
I'd planned to hang tools on the "solid" wall.
The choices are a cute hanging rack or nails. I'm in favor of nails just to keep the tools from falling over (and to encourage HSB--Human Saint Bernards--to be just a little organized).
Behind the door, I've hidden a few gardening items. Tractor Farm Supply sells small galvanized trash cans, which would be great for potting soil. I can make a small shelf by using boards and old bricks
We had been storing tools in the lower screened porch, but the shed is much closer to the vegetable garden. It just makes sense to keep supplies in the shed.
Goal for the Potting Shed:
To create a shed inside/out that is somewhere between utilitarian and whimsical.
Ideas for the Full Wall:
1. Hang tools
2. Place tools in a large basket or bucket and decorate the wall to my heart's content.
Ideas for the half walls:
1. open shelves (bricks/board) or old bookcases to stack pots, small tools, gloves.
2. open spaces for seed spreader and wheelbarrow.
3. a potting bench or old table
4. shelves in front of windows
I'd love to hear your ideas!