The last time I shared about my Potting Bench was when it first found a place in my garden landscape. If you missed that post and would like to peek at it, click here. I think now that I have had it a couple years, I’ve learned what is necessary to keep close by the Potting Bench during the summer months. I try to keep it tidy and free of clutter so that this piece is always available for use. I don’t leave out any boxed fertilizers and because of the moisture here in Seattle. That said, this still is a great ‘go-to’ spot that I use when I’m working in the garden.
There is so much to love about this Potting Bench ~ but really its how functional it is for me in the garden. A great feature about this piece is the roofing allows most of the rain to roll right off the top. It also keeps the galvanized top protected from dirt and debris. I also love that we put the salvaged brick underneath ~ the brick makes for a great work space for standing on.
This Potting Bench has great storage spaces for items that are okay to get wet now and then. I keep my extra pots on the shelves along with storing a few tools and garden gadgets in the wire baskets. I also keep a pair of gloves and a few other necessities in a container for dry storage.
I keep landscape soil in this vintage garbage can for when I’m putting a new garden plant in the landscape. I have a larger one too, but I have found that I can easily lift and carry this one to the planting spot has been a perfect tool for gardening.
Another handy tool to keep nearby is this old garden rake ~ it’s easy to smooth out the dirt after planting something new in the garden.
The charm of the chippy paint and porcelain drawer knobs make this old dresser fun to have in the garden as well. A patina you can’t duplicate with modern pieces. I use the drawers for storing potting soil during the summer months.
Keeping essential gardening tools, markers and stakes are a must have when planting garden starts.
Just next to the Potting Bench, I hammered a couple nails into the fence for drying flowers…dresses up this spot with some color!
What do you think? Any additions that I haven’t thought of…?
Thanks for coming to take a look at my Potting Bench today! Hope you are enjoying some sunshine and gardening time too! xoox, tracie