The Potting Bench and the Rose

Friday, May 7, 2010

With a name like cottage and vine, I guess that by now you have figured out that I like vines.  Today I will share another one with you.

This is where it all goes down ~ the gardening that is...or at least the potting.  This is the potting bench that my husband built for me, ahem, along time ago.  It is one of my favorite little spots in the garden!  Pots and pails are stored here along with potting soil and tools.  It has everything that I need when it comes to planting my containers.

What makes it even more special is the David Austin rose that has joined hands with a Crepe Myrtle to form an arch overhead.

 I really didn't plan it that way, but in the garden, sometimes you get lucky.

It is truly a blessing to plant my containers on the bench that my sweetie made, under a beautiful rose.

Remember to enter the giveaway that ends Tuesday.  For details go here.

A sweet friend stopped by today and left these. 

 They are from his mother's heirloom German Johnson tomatoes.  His mother passed away two years ago, but her tomatoes live on.  Each year, he saves the seed and starts new plants to share with friends.  Isn't this an inspiration?

Have a great weekend!

I am sharing with A Southern Daydreamer and The Inspired Room.


  1. I shall be posting my rose that hangs above my garage, and shall soon be blossoming like mad.
    love your romantic blossoms.

  2. I love your potting area, and your beautiful roses....Kathy

  3. I am so happy to see how you set up your fabulous potting bench. I am having one made for me as we speak. I am so excied to use it this spring.
    The setting of your bench must be an inspiration. And I bet it smells so lovely.

  4. This is the first year that the rose has been so prolific. It really is pretty and this variety is supposed to bloom all summer which makes me a very happy gardener.

  5. Your photos are fantastic! I love garden-related posts, as my garden is ultra important to me. I just purchased an old steel table yesterday to use as a potting bench. So nice to have a place for everything!

  6. I love that your potting bench was made by your husband, and that rose is beautiful! The tomato plants your friend gave you have such a sentimental story behind them, what a wonderful way to pay tribute to his mother!

    Kat :)

  7. Your roses are stunning. How on earth does that happen to some people?...I would love to grow some climbing roses...please reveal all your tips!

  8. I love your David Austin roses! How nice of your friend to continue his mother's tomato legacy.

    ~ Tracy


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