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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My potting space..

There is a little open section between this wall, which is a free standing old stone and cement wall, and my hubby's shed. The space is about 4 foot wide. When we bought our property 9 yrs ago, I knew immediately that this would be where I would do all my planting and potting. On the front side of the wall I started to create a garden, somewhat like a french/tuscan courtyard which you can read about's still not finished but here's a few pics of it anyway..

The first 2 pics were taken a while ago...

This pic (below) was taken yesterday.. see how much my ivy heart has grown in the terracotta pot that sits on the table. I made the heart using an old wire coat hanger. I also planted ivy in the ground so it could climb up the wall.

Well let's take a peek at what's behind.

My potting space! Sorry, but it is a bit messy at the moment. There is a huge bottle brush (australian native tree) right above and it's forever dropping leaves.

I do all my potting on this metal table .. at the moment I have lots of plants that are waiting to go in the other half of my front rockery (which isn't done yet) as I know if I were to buy them later I may not find them.

I have roses in those pink tubs which I am repotting into those black larger pots. Hopefully they will grow and keep up with the other roses that I have already planted in the garden.
We made a table out of an old metal frame we had and sat an old fly screen door on it so the water just runs down.

This is the window opening from the other side.

All that climbing jasmine is coming from my neighbours bushy backyard! But I like it anyway!

If you haven't already guessed it I love to garden!... and after seeing so much snow out there in bloggy land it sure makes me appreciate every sunny day! take care, Maryann
Today I'm linking up with Cindy over at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday!


Comeca Jones said...

Looks so cozy Marion cant wait to see it summer when it is alive with greenery and color!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Yes that is a dream to think of gardening right now. My garden is under 2 feet of snow. What a cool spot to garden in, it is like the secret garden!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am so jealous! It looks like a lovely place to putter and plant. Very French/Tuscan....I just did a post yesterday on garden benches!

lala said...

This is such a beautiful space to do your puttering and potting!! All it needs is a nice little chair so you can sit back, relax and soak in all the prettiness you have created.

Backwoods Cottage Pam said...

I love that spot! Even in disarray it is inviting. I can't wait for summer!!!

Pattie said...

Marion. Gardening... AHHHHH, I can't wait. love this space. I forgot to let you You need to visit my friend Bonnie @ The Hopeless Romantic she just started Blogging and she loves pink I will tel her about you as well


Victoria said...

Oh I love your potting space! I'd much rather have a tiny space like that than something big:) I only have a little deck to work with myself. We live in So Cal so I don't have to deal with snow either!

Carol said...

Oh, I love this! Someday, I will have a potting area, too!

Gail McCormack said...

I remember you showing photos of this special section of your garden before, it was one that stuck in my mind, I'm glad to see more photos and love you've put this space you created to use...although I think I could just prop myself there with a drink and book and be quite happy for hours on end.
Your photos are worthy of a spot in a magazine I think!

The Hopeless Romantic said...

I agree, this space is magazine worthy! Breath taking it truely is. I cant wait to get into the yard this spring! Just seeing ur potting area gives me a longing to get my hands in the dirt. No snow here in Fl either, so it wont be long now. Im so glad Pattie told me about ur blog!...........Bonnie

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Such an awesome place to play in the dirt! Want to win some cash? Come by and enter my GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY…ends 2/13!

theoldboathouse said...

It looks magical. I just found your blog and look forward to reading more about your lovely home, cheers Katherine

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Wow! What an awesome space! Looks straight out of a gardening magazine. Love the charm! Just found your lovely blog via My Romantic Home. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Beach said...

I love your heart Ivy.

100 Applegate said...

Lovely garden and Blog!!! Best, Connie

Carol Schiff Studio said...

So beautiful!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Maryann...

Ohhh...what a magnificent and cozy space! It's sooo perfect for a potting area for gardening! My friend, I could just move a chair right out there and take my morning coffee...would be perfectly content for hours! Hehe! I love this! Thank you for sharing this special space with reminds me of the Secret Garden...soooo romantic!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Your potting space is magical! I love the old, stone wall with the blue shutters and all of your lovely touches. What a fun place to garden!

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a sweet comment about my painted letters :)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh yummy! I sure wish I had a glorious little potting spot too.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Warm blessings,

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Absolutely breathtaking. I would spend many a sun filled day in there if that little dream spot were mine. You are a very blessed woman.
Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy!
BLessings and hugs,

Nancy said...

What a perfect spot for a potting area. The wall is so charming.



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