Tired of winter? Spring is on the way. Take a stroll down a few garden paths with me and marvel at some unique BACKYARD POTTING SHEDS. Everything from recycled wood to recycled tires, each with a unique flavour of its own. Along the way, you may be inspired to improve your own backyard with a garden shed for potting plants. Maybe you don’t have a potting shed but are working toward that goal. Our leisurely walk will help you decide on the style that suits your personality and property best.
We begin in big sky country… Montana.
1. Rustic Backyard Potting Shed
Kelly takes us on a tour of a rustic backyard potting shed. We start walking down a brick pathway with lush greenery literally on every side. Breathe deep and smell the soil. Ah…! We approach a fence that guides us to an outdoor garden shed blending in perfectly with its surroundings. Brown vines covered with green leaves curl around the shed, acting as a curtain shade from the sun. Stepping inside the shed we see greenery there as well; dozens of leafy plants beckoning us, saying, “Welcome to our garden world.” A fairy garden awaits with everything in miniature, from tiny trees to a fairy-sized arch no human could walkthrough. The windows are wide open, allowing the fresh breeze to turn the pages of a stash of gardening and potting DIY books. Enjoy your stay. Welcome to Funky Junk Interiors. Our next potting shed is best defined as simply rustic. Donna hails from our neighbor to the north, Canada. She says her passion is creating cool stuff from the junk. Excuse the rust… it’s intentional.
Photo Credit montanahappy.com
2. Not-So-Fancy Potting Sheds
Welcome to Funky Junk Interiors. Our next potting shed is best defined as simply rustic. Donna hails from our neighbour to the north, Canada. She says her passion is creating cool stuff from junk. Excuse the rust… it’s intentional.
Donna makes use of everything; even a broken garden rake which makes a great tool hanger. Check out her great potting bench made of old sawhorses. There’s even real dirt in this photo shoot. Nothing fancy for sure, but this garden potting shed looks good.
Photo Credit: Funky Junk Interiors
3. Half Glass Backyard Potting Shed
Our next stop takes us to South Florida and a blogger named Kevin with a green thumb. Kevin has an engaging writing style; it’s easy to tell he enjoys his hobby as the Nitty Gritty Dirt Man. Besides getting a tour of this nicely crafted potting shed you will also enjoy Kevin sharing his gardening knowledge on this blog.
Kevin starts with a useful floor plan, leaving nothing to guesswork. This potting shed is roughly 10’ x 10’ with a small loft used to store pool supplies and pots over the winter. Looking straight in from the unique two-part door, we see a host of gardening supplies; everything you need to keep up with your flowers… and the weeds. To the left is a potting bench and shelves with potting supplies. This area is enclosed in glass, with a lattice floor used to start seeds in the spring. Detailed Shed plans are also provided; all in all, this is a useful site for a person looking for ideas for a potting shed.
Photo Credit: nittygrittydirtman.com
4. Vintage Cottage Potting Shed
Fly with me to New Hampshire, home of Beatrice Euphemize’s sister-in-law Donna. Take the time to read Beatrice’s complete profile to get a good sense of the interesting person she is before we take a short walk through her sister-in-law’s little garden wonder shed. Like all potting sheds, there is no lack of greens on all sides. This shed was once a roadside stand and has been converted into a perfect potting shed.
One of the most amazing things about this picture-perfect setting is that most winters these beautiful grounds are covered with typical New England snow. That usually translates into feet, not inches. However, spring works its magic every year like clockwork, and nature pushes out its carpet of green once again.
Photo Credit: Beatrice Euphemie-Vintage Cottage Style
5. A-Frame Potting Shed
We’ve all heard the expression home is where the heart is… is your heart set on a new potting shed? Our next stop is with water lover Mary (she says her last name is unpronounceable) at her interesting site, Home is where the boat is. Her potting shed, accented with green, is a nicely decorated gem filled with not only plants but a great mixture of knickknacks. Mary changes the theme with each passing season, from July 4th to Christmas. Her motto is, “Keep calm and garden on.”
6. Winter Themed Spring Potting Sheds
Now we stop for a visit with the Empress of Dirt. Melissa Will shares a number of creative ideas on her blog, as well as a veritable treasure store of garden shed galleries. These shots show her very own potting shed after a redo. Check out the before and after pictures on her site; they may give you a boost for your own DIY project.
Photo Credit: Empressofdirt.net
7. DIY Bottle Potting Shed
Next, we have an interesting interlude with a garden shed made of… BOTTLES. The designer of this building is a Frenchman who teamed with landscape architect and artist Francoise Maire. It was presented at an exhibit in France with a collection of 10 sheds required to use minimal materials. Built from planks and bottles, it was built using old building techniques. This particular shed won first prize.
Photo Credit: Inhabitat.com
8. Reclaimed Materials Potting Shed
Kim has made a business of deconstructing old houses, then building new “old” houses. As you can see from this project for Jenny, she does great work. Even though this is not a potting shed per se, but rather a tiny getaway spot for relaxation, I can see getting many ideas for a neat garden shed on this blog. From reclaimed siding with chipping paint to brick salvaged from old houses, this newly built gem looks like it was here forever. Vintage? Certainly.
9. Tiny Potting Shed
Think small. This little garden shed is more of a tool keeper than a potting shed, but again put your brain in gear and just imagine what you can do with a few doors. Then move on to the next site, which has a potting shed made up of thirty-four repurposed windows and a few doors as well. Feeling stressed? Have a seat and feel the cares of the day roll away in this garden paradise.
Photo Credit: acultivatednest.com
10. Double-Roof Potting Shed
Now we move to a DIY potting shed built by someone who obviously knows what he’s doing. Tom Blough calls himself a maker. Browse his website and you’ll see what he means. He built this shed over three weekends, and his wife liked it so well she wanted to take it with them when they moved. Tom used oak from trees on his property. This is truly a wooded wonder.
Photo Credit :The Bloughs
11. Potting Shed Made From Pallets
Here we have a shed built entirely of used pallets. This one wasn’t specifically built as a potting shed, but would be ideal for that niche. This website isn’t the most sophisticated but you can find many ideas using pallets as materials. Another site: www.selfsufficientliving.com provides more ideas you could use for your garden shed. This YouTube video gives you a tour of another potting shed made entirely from reclaimed materials.
Photo Credit: 99Pallets.com
12. Recycled Wood Backyard Potting Shed
Take a look at a very different kind of shed construction. Cordwood Construction has many beautiful photos on their site showing cordwood constructions. There’s even a Cordwood Castle, built entirely of wood. Real World Survivor provides detailed and informative links to other sites dealing with this fascinating old-time method of building that has a potential for you to build your own potting shed.
Photo Credit: Cordwood Construction
13. Green Roof Potting Shed
Want a potting shed with a green roof? No, not painted green, green grass… living, growing greenery. Read up on this roofing method at www.houzz.com, and check out this video at treehugger.com. This is truly a different way to go green and save the environment.
Photo Credit: Living Roofs
14. Color Blocked Potting Shed
Naturally, we all want the perfect potting shed. How to get there? Where there are two people there may be 10 different opinions. One creative way to liven up an old garden shed is to break out the paintbrush. Be creative; the more colors you use the more attention your creation will get.
Photo Credit: www.momprepares.com
15. All-American Potting Shed
Read up on the history of the potting shed on this interesting gardening site. Find out why a potting shed is a perfect addition to any gardener’s yard.
Photo Credit: Heirloom Gardener
16. Potting Shed as Restaurant
On to the land down under. The Potting Shed, Alexandria is a truly one of a kind spot. This eatery is located on The Grounds of Alexandria, located in an old pie factory from the 1900’s. Truly a must see for any gardener who visits Australia, The Potting Shed is designed like a greenhouse, with tables situated among planter boxes, shrubs, and lush greenery.
Photo Credit: www.2hungryguys.com
17. Cottage Potting Shed
We end our potting shed tour at Judy’s Cottage Garden Blogspot. Browse all 62 of her photos. Gain insight for some of the best plants for your style of gardening. Look at her 7 Steps to Create an English garden. Take a look at her ideas for Garden Design Basics. And come away from it all with ideas of your own for your perfect backyard potting shed.
Now that you’ve seen all these great ideas it’s your turn to go to work and find a potting shed that suits you perfectly. Take a look at what Sheds Unlimited has to offer and spring into a brand-new potting shed!
Photo Credit: judyscottagegarden.blogspot.com