This may not be the prettiest part of the garden, but it's one of my favorite spots. We call it the potting shed though it's not a shed at all — it's the area below the deck. As we worked on the yard last year, we used this space for storage, making quite a mess of it in the process. We had a roiling sea of pots and paint cans to the left of the basement door and starter inventory for our own landscape supply to the right. (The stacks of pavers and rocks seen above are only a fraction of what we dug up as we cleared the lot. As in, this is just the portion that fit in this space. And the stacks became strewn with plants and miscellany) Last fall, Jo gave us the baker's rack she had used for her pots, but it took us until spring to get the space cleared and cleaned up. Bob augmented the delightful old patchwork quilt of hardscaping, and we installed the rack and our old picnic table. The stool was rescued from one of the former flower beds.
Even then, the potting table was buried under a daunting pile of plants in need of dividing, repotting or rehab of whatever sort. But I actually managed to spend a couple of hours outdoors yesterday, tending to all that. Our plan is to eventually build a nice sturdy potting table, with room underneath for big bins of dirt and compost and whatnot.
More shed pics follow: