For the past year, I have had a potting bench for the screened-in porch on my “list of things to do”. Needless to say, I have not gotten around to making it so I did the next best thing….I ordered one from Amazon.
It’s not exactly what I originally envisioned making, but for less than $100 it will do for now.
I’m not using the potting bench as an actual garden work station but more as a place to display some flowers, herbs and garden accessories on the screened-in porch.
I placed some clay pots, galvanized tins, watering cans and even little natural elements on the potting bench.
When I was power washing our deck a week or so ago, I found two wasp nests under the deck railing. I saved them and placed them on the potting bench. One I placed inside the clay pot and the other is inside the bulb planter.
And then yesterday while watering my ferns on the front porch, I found two bird nests inside two different ferns. I removed them and placed one on the potting bench inside a clay pot and the other is sitting on the front porch.
I hated to remove them but I need to water my ferns so they will just have to make their little nest somewhere else.
How do you like the reindeer moss covered clay pot that I made?
So far, it’s doing okay and hasn’t dried out yet. Inside the clay pot, I planted English Thyme and that is also doing well. It has grown since I planted it two weeks ago.
On the bottom of the potting bench, I have a wire basket with more clay pots inside. I placed three of the clay pots upright so I could plant some Lavender inside the pots….so far so good!
And of course my garden tool carrier is on the potting bench as well.
At least I know where all my garden tools are…thank goodness!
When I first planted this three weeks or ago, I wasn’t sure how well the plants would do inside this galvanized watering can but they have really grown!
About six or seven years ago, I purchased these wooden clogs at a yard sale. Over the years, they have moved from the front porch to the back deck to the screen-in porch. Now they’re back on the screened-in porch and the other day I planted Scotch Moss inside of them.
Not sure how well my moss clogs will do but I will keep you posted.
I’ll share with you the whole screened-in porch on my next blog post.
As always, thanks for your visit and your sweet comments. They always make my day!
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A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
The Farmhouse Porch for Cowgirl Up!
Coastal Charms for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday