Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Potting Shed

Thanks to Susan at Southern Day Dreamer for hosting Outdoor Wednesday. With spring leaping forward, there are some beautiful spring flowers in the Outdoors this Wednesday.

And there are flowers at Linderhof as well -- pansies, the last of the tulips, and primroses. However, instead of flowers, I want to share my fairy tale potting shed.
It's small -- six feet at it's widest points but it does have eight sides and a pointy roof also with eight sides and the sun is shining on that bright sheet metal roof causing a glare. We're hoping to take that roof and make it looked like aged copper.

It started out life as a deer blind and I got it for a bargain. But alas, it had no door (for it was to be entered from the trap door in the bottom) but one was made for me and as a bit of whimsy, I used an old watering pot rose as a door handle.
I had a shelf built across the back last week and so, organization of the potting shed took place. All of the pots were placed under the shelf.
And on top -- my jar of bone meal, my homemade flower carrier which comes in handy when you pick flowers in the garden -- fill the green cans with water and then put the flowers in them so they stay fresh, a pot of seeds waiting to be planted, my two newest forcing vases.
The other side has bird houses which will be placed in the garden soon. As well as a little pot of plant markers for the herb garden. The glass jar is a wasp catcher.

It may be small but it does hold a lot and everything has it's hook so that garden tools can be organized. A copper bucket near the door holds sand and oil and into this I stick my hand tools. I can open the door and grab what I need and it's easy to return to it's proper place when I'm ready.

Although I've not had the potting shed very long, I really can't imagine the garden without one.

32 comments:

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Martha,
I so like your potting shed, but that home made flower carrier is what I need. Such a unique idea, I will have to tell the Mister about that one. I usualy carry a jar with me and end up spilling the water and flowers. Thank you for sharing.
Sue

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I wish I had a garden shed. My tools are just piled up junking up our garage.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

A deer stand! How remarkable and how brilliant! I never thought that I would say a deer stand was charming, but this one certainly is! The flower gathering carrier is another smart idea! Thanks for sharing all of this inspiration. laurie

Acorn Cottage said...

What a nice little work space! Nothing better than working on things for the garden. It totally takes your mind off everything...so very relaxing!

Smilingsal said...

Charming work shed. Happy Earth Day and Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

susan said...

A deer stand--whodathunkit? That was a great idea. I would so love to have a place to keep (and hide) everything all together! I know you will enjoy it--just fight the urge to decorate and accessorize it :)

Stacey said...

Oh to have my own potting shed! I'm jealous.

Crystal said...

What a great idea of recycling. It turned out great and love the flower carrier. I desperatly need a potting too. All of my things are stuffed in the garage.

Thanks for sharing!
thehummingbirdcottage.blogspot.com

Southerncook said...

Briliant idea recycling a deer stand for your potting shed. Great to have everything so organized as well. I am hoping for a potting shed or summer house one day. That is on my to do list in the near future. Love your potting shed.

Carolyn

Charla @For the Sake of TIme said...

I love your shed. The flower carrier is just perfect. I saw some very cute colored wasp catchers while I was shopping yesterday. I think I need one. Thank you so much for leaving a comment at For the Sake of Time.
Charla

Amy said...

Your potting shed is just charming. I love how you have it all organized. I inherited a potting shed at my new home. You just gave me loads of inspiration on what to do with it. Thanks so much. Happy Outdoor Wednesday! Amy :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Good things come in small packages ;) Your potting shed is adorable as well as everything in it!

Susan

Light and Voices said...

~Happy Earth Day~
You are such a lucky person to have a potting shed. Thanks for the wonderful tour.
Joyce

the wild raspberry said...

a little shed like this would be a dream-come-true!
have a great day.
chasity

curtissann said...

Aren't you a clever girl?! Gives me a big smile-- and anticipation for the potting shed waiting for me at my new house. :) How beautiful your place is. Thanks for sharing.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Martha, such sweet pictures...don't you love spring?

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Barb

ellen b. said...

Martha! I'm impressed with anyone who has the need for a potting shed! Love it and love the hard work and talent in tending a garden!!

kbbryant said...

Your shed is so cute and tidy! My shed is quite messy and not something I would photograph! I can tell that a lot of thought went into planning it.

Kathy b

flmom said...

It's wonderful! Love the gourd birdhouses - I've always wanted a few of those. Happy Earth Day!

xinex said...

That looks very convenient and ideal for working with plants...Christine

Amy said...

Love it, love it, love it!

amy@maisonbelle

Carrie said...

Ohh, your potting shed looks great...you have it so well oraganized. I have all such stuff in my garage, but would find it so handy to hae it in the back yard.

Fifi Flowers said...

That is a GREAT potting shed! I'm jealous!
ENJOY your day!
Fifi

Chandy said...

Great choice for today's OW! Awesome pictures of your potting shed. I'd love to have one someday!

Painter's Place said...

This is wonderful. I wish I had a potting shed.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Martha,
What a great potting shed. It really helps with bending over and getting a sore back. Your lettuce soup looks really yummy!.
Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Carrie said...

I have a garden shed but it is too yucky to use. Maybe I will have to clean it out....

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday! Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Amongst The Oaks said...

Cute, cute, cute! And I love the flower carrier. I cut lots of flowers to bring indoors, and that would be perfect. Thanks and Happy Earth Day.
Laura

KayC. said...

Lucky you...I have always dreamed of having a potting shed. Someday~~~ dreams still do come true, don't they?
Happy Earth Day

Martha said...

Dreams still come true -- I can't tell you how long I yearned for a potting shed -- and now I have one!

Kathleen said...

Great potting shed..I should be so organized. Flower carrier is a good idea!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Sorry I am late getting around to visit... I hope you had a Happy Outdoor Wednesday....and that you will participate again soon! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan