Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Potting Shed and Cottage Garden Dreams

I would love to be out working around my potting shed, but it is
very soggy out there now with more rain and a thunderstorm 
expected in a couple of hours.  So, I am looking for ideas, both
to enhance the cottage garden area I am developing around the shed,
and the interior too.

Look at this sweet garden.  I love it.  It has the soft and cozy feel 
I like.  I realize that I am somewhat limited in my area because of the
sub tropical climate, but I want to get as close as I can to this sort of


I know that I have shown you this shed before, it's one of my all time
favorites.  I could just move in and live here forever!


Check out the interior of this shed!  Of all the sheds I have looked at,
I don't remember seeing this one before.  I can imagine how nice it
would be to lay out some garden sketches on this big table while
deciding what to plant next.


I could paint mine all white like this one.  Hmmm…


This is super cute.  Look how they added a birdhouse/gable.  Isn't that
just the sweetest idea?  I love it.  The hostas in the bird bath is a great
idea too.  I have one hosta planted in the little shade garden at the end of
the breezeway on the path to my shed.  Sadly, the snails are eating it!
I saw a video on YouTube about how you can grind up egg shells and
place them around the plants.  The snails can't get over them without getting
cut on the edges of the shells, so they stay away.  I know, sounds
mean, but what else can I do???  I am saving egg shells now.
Bentley ~ would you like a scrambled egg for lunch?  Bentley
will nod yes.  He loves scrambled eggs :-)


I am planning on having a carpenter put in a window at the far end of the shed.
That's a western exposure, so there will be a lot of light and sunshine coming
into the shed.  I am trying to decide on the type of window to buy.
I would love a bay, but that might be a bit pricey.  I love these
casement windows too.


Look at the interior of this she shed.  How cute is this???


My head is spinning with all these cute ideas!


I have an old wing chair that I could put out there.  I am going
to need a cozy place to sit while paging through gardening
books, don't you think?  It's big enough for me to share with
Bentley when he's not chasing squirrels or visiting Harvey
the Multi-Poo through the neighbor's fence :-)

I can't decide which is more fun ~ decorating with dollhouse miniatures,
or decorating a potting shed.  Love them both!

Praying that Houston does not get any more rain today!!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley


  1. Such cute cottages! Praying for the Houston area. Glad you are okay!


  2. I love the gray one with the white trim! I am going to do a post later, featuring my newly built window boxes. They are only primed, but you can see them!

  3. I love all your ideas!! I've been working on rehabbing my potting shed into a country garden's making progress, for sure, but I want MORE!! The interior at the moment is quite 'rustic' for sure...and there's dirt and pots everywhere, as it is very much a working potting shed. Love all your inspiration photos - thanks for sharing!

  4. Susan, wonderful inspiration photos! The gray one stole my heart! Thanks for sharing!
    Pam @ Everyday Livng

  5. Well I think you've found the most amazing inspiration pictures ever!! I know you can do it.

  6. They are very sweet places, my shed looks like a bombsite.

  7. Susan, hope you are drying out! It is raining here right now and suppose to off and on all week. Here in Ut we welcome it. Getting too much anywhere is never good. Love your garden shed inspiration! I agree that there are way too many fabulous ideas out there. We just started phase one of our garden shed last week. I'm having a hard time deciding what color to paint it. I have a Dutch door painted aqua.

  8. being new here I keep wondering whats real and whats miniature but either way it is so beautiful and so out of my miniature league I don't know if I'm envious or not !! lol but what I do know is I do admire you and your art, you inspire my imagination and looking at your art is comforting to me cause its peaceful and cozy ! I appreciate you thank you for shareing your talent ................Melissa

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