Holley at Roses and Other Garden Joys has started a new meme today: Monthly Garden Book Review. I have a large collection of garden books, so I am happy to join in the fun. My first review for 2012 is of The Potting Shed by Linda Joan Smith. I will illustrate this review with pictures of my own potting shed.
|My potting shed is the focal point of my kitchen garden.|
"The shed's hallmark, of course, is a potting bench, a yard deep and as wide as space allows," Smith says.
|I start seeds in the house, then place them under a light on the potting bench.|
|I found this useful cabinet in the attic.|
|Crates for storage hang from hooks in my shed.|
|I personalized my shed with a display of antique tools and an ancient ladder...|
|... and with other finds from the attic in our old farmhouse.|
If you want to know how to build a shed, this book is not for you. It is an 'ideas' book rather than a 'how to' manual. You would be better reading Building Great Sheds by Danielle Truscott.
|The construction of my shed.|
|Construction was completed in 2006|
|I change the outside decoration of the shed frequently. Chickens this year.|
This book is not for every gardener, but you will enjoy it if you are crazy about potting sheds like me. (Some people think that I'm just crazy to feel so passionate about a shed.) But this book could make you look at potting sheds differently.
Thank you Holley for hosting this meme. I'm now going over to your blog, Roses and Other Gardening Joys, to read some more book reviews. I know I'll want to add some of them to my collection -- there goes the 'spend less on gardening' resolution. We are getting our first plough-able snowfall tonight, so it's perfect weather for reading.
Happy Gardening! Happy Reading!
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