My friend, The Social Planner, Tanis also has another name. Me Maw. She has three precious grand babies who call her that. One of the things that Tanis has wanted to get started at the Rockin F was a garden. She started her gardening in container gardens growing herbs. She also has quite a few potted plants. The big garden will be coming once the land is cleared of roots and stumps. Here is what the land looked like 8 months ago: Rocking F
Living in the country like this couple does means that they had to put in a well. The well needed to be covered so a well house was built.
Isn’t it great? They built the pump building large enough to store things that are needed around the house but not attractive.
The Social Planner, AKA Me Maw, looked at that building and thought instantly that a shed should be added on for her gardening. Her husband recruited help and got busy. Step one was to add a roof and support beams to the shed.
Larry got his recently retired friend, Rex to help with this part.
Step two was to add in some counters to use as work space.
Larry’s brother in law, Ted helped with this part.
Step three was to add a gravel floor and walkway. Finally, Tanis got to move in. She added her personality to the shed.
Here is the back wall of the finished shed. This area is most protected from the elements.
Tanis added a little bit of whimsy here in the potting shed. I love that she is using an old rake to hang things.
She found interesting shelving and waterproof containers to keep items in.
Sign is courtesy of her daughter in law, Lauren with hand prints by the kiddos.
It looks like she is ready to pick berries or flowers.
My all time favorite part of the shed is the sink. We saw this done two years ago at Round Top, Texas. It inspired us both so much that we both came home and bought old sinks. Sadly, mine is still sitting in the Garagemahal waiting for a counter. ( Hint, Hint… it sure would be awesome in our new back yard!)
Love that view out her re-purposed window. The sink hooks to a water hose when needed so that you have real running water out there.
She found this water faucet towel ring and soap dish that I LOVE! It looks perfect out in the shed.
The business side of the shed is the potting bench.
It is a place to pot plants without making a mess. The dirt falls right through the wire mesh to be reused.
She found a burlap sack to serve as a trash container. I especially like the holder that she found. I so want one of these.
Tanis put up two screen doors to serve as a visual divide at the corner.
The shed has a gravel floor with paving stones to stand on. If you are wondering why I didn’t get any outside shots, it was open house weekend and the place was crawling with people. It was also pouring rain. I got to stand in the shed and listen to the rain on the tin roof. It was so very relaxing. I will be back to get some additional shots but I wanted to share her progress. I will try not to be too jealous of the finished shed! 🙂 I think my buddy did a great job!
- How To Plant An Urban Garden (proplants.com)
- How to Choose Gardening Tools (iwanzzzz.wordpress.com)
- Planting A Fall Garden The Easy Way (thesleuthjournal.com)
- Porch Gardens (homeandgardengifts.wordpress.com)