I usually plant the old wheelbarrows and stick them somewhere in the yard.
So I filled it up with my potting mix.
(A secret mix involving expensive potting soil, cheap potting soil, mushroom compost, and peat moss.)
Before I filled it with plants, I noticed I could wheel it right over to the patio and pot plants from there.
I rummaged through the shed to find a discarded enamelware table top.
Yes, it fit perfectly over the top.
Slide the cover open and there is your work surface.
No dragging heavy bags of soil from container to container.
If I don't finish at the end of the day, I slide the cover back over the soil and roll my traveling potting bench out of the way.
The plants are set out on the top with a watering can and garden tools.
The pots to be planted are placed right in the soil.
I was working on this group the other day.
Most have been planted.
The traveling potting bench is still filled with soil for the next group to be planted.
See how compact and practical using a wheelbarrow as a potting bench can be?
Once I have finished using all the potting soil, I rinse the barrow out and turn it over behind the shed.
Or plant it.
Whichever comes first!
This is my ladder birdhouse I bought last year at the Magnolia Ridge Antiques & Art Gathering (Time to gather again - Saturday, May 17, in Ridge Spring, SC).
I never intended for birds to actually nest in it because the walls are very steep.
Before I could stick wads of moss in the holes, a pair of chickadees took up residence.
Raised three little chicks.
I was afraid they would die in there.
But Mama and Daddy chickadees got those chicks out of there somehow.
They played about in the azaleas for a day or two, and then took off to parts unknown.
The wrens have taken over our front stoop and refuse to let me plant anything in the containers there.
I am waiting for them to move out.
Use this discount code to receive 10% off your purchase at the Distressed Donna Etsy store:
Share Your Cup Thursday #102
The Cottage Market Presents Junkin Joe Every Friday