Spring Porch & Potting

I’m taking advantage of the warm{er} weather…it’s a balmy 50 degrees here today.  Yes, sadly, that is warm for us!

I decided to clear off the porch

sweep ‘er off

&

scrub ‘er down

and freshen up the potting table

in anticipation of spring flowers coming soon!

The result of that effort:

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It reminds me of a

FRESH
FARM STAND

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under the potting bench I have a couple big metal tubs that hold potting soil, etc.  love em!

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Inside my little potting shed, I’ve set up an old farm table and adding some shelving…it’s so fun to pot plants here

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the start of a little planting area…

I’ll show you this later as it is completed and filled in..

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It’s been a busy couple of days…

I also planted my 1st ROWS of anything…

two rows of raspberry bushes

that will produce fruit (hopefully) next year

I’M SO EXCITED
for these to take off!

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soon this trellis will be COVERED with morning glory vines

(too cold here still to leave them outside so they’ve not yet been planted in their home!)

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Here is my before – yikes!

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it was pretty junky after the long cold winter!

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much better don’t you think?

now all fresh and new

ahhh spring!

 

Chat soon –

NORTHERN COTTAGE
(click here to go to Northern Cottage blog home)

linking to:

Beyond The Picket Fence Transformation Thursdayspray paint party The Shabby Nest
UndertheTableandDreaming Keeping It Simple

18 comments:

  1. Love your potting bench and how you decorated it! I hope your plants do well for you. This was my first year planting from seeds. I'm excited to see if the produce any flowers.

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  2. Everything looks beautiful thank you for sharing.

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  3. Now that is such a nice place to have to pot up plants. It's still raining here...

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  4. I agree ~ ahh spring is here ~ I smell it in the air. Love your potting bench it is absolutely WONDERFUL ;-)

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  5. Love the Fresh Up crate! Funny how you made the "before" pic in sepia. It reminds me of when you see before and afters of people when they have something done like facial surgery. They always have the before pic with the person without any makeup. :)

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  6. I would so enjoy working and planting there!
    Brenda

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  7. Your potting bench is just delightful and I wish I had such a wonderful area.

    Happy Inspiration Friday :O)

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  8. Love love love the potting bench! Everything is darling!!!
    -emily
    nestnestingnested.blogspot

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  9. I just LOVE your potting corner and it makes me want to figure out a way to create one of my own! Thanks so much for sharing this one at Inspiration Friday also! :-)
    Vanessa

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  10. Looks wonderful! I understand about longing for the warm weather to arrive.

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  11. Nothing like a good looking and well stocked potting bench. Love all your garden accessories.

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  12. Looks so spruced up. Here in the southwest we are heading for our heat and plants and stuff will start dying off....we've had a great spring. Have a great day.
    Joani
    http://mysouthwestramblings.blogspot.com/

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  13. LOVE IT! sping is the best time of year

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  14. The potting bench looks fantastic. I love how you have accessorized it and the galvanized buckets - perfect. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase party - I greatly appreciate it. I am a little behind commenting...but I have featured this last week. Hope you have a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  15. It's phenomenal! So you, my northern cottage friend!
    Brenda

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  16. You have the prettiest blog! Everytime I visit I kind of sigh. It's like walking into the house of a wonderful friend! I love your potting bench area and I am totally pinning it!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Happy Great Outdoors Day!
    blessings,
    karianne

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  17. Your potting bench is not only so pretty but I love the motivational messages on the buckets! Like you're telling them it's Spring. It's time to grow!

    ... so happy you shared at our Great Outdoors link party!

    :)

    Linda

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  18. So, many fun details. I am in love with this. I love the little license plate birdhouse. :) Thank you so much for sharing at our party!
    Karah

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