When is a Potting Bench more than a place to plant your flower pots? When it’s party time!
Years ago, owning a potting bench was this gardener’s dream! In fact reflecting back, I seem to recall a Potting Bench, that I spotted at a local charity fundraiser and I quickly knew I had to have my very own. Sadly I wasn’t the successful bidder on the bench, so I had to inquire as to where I could purchase one of my own.
I was directed to my local Costco Store. However success was not to be mine, as they were all sold out. Refusing to give up I went online, there it was, waiting for me. I remember putting it together when it arrived and finding just the right spot for it. At that time I placed it on my deck where the ground was level and where I placed most of my flowerpots, along the edge of my big deck.
One of the things I love about my potting bench was the shelves above the bench. I quickly filled them with all things garden related, a decorated potting bench! Unfilled pots place on the shelf below, also added to the character. My bench has a drawer, a place to put my garden gloves when my hands weren’t filling them. On my bench is a cleverly disguised shallow tub, under a removable wood slat top. My bench has many features and sitting here typing this, brings back such fond memories of many happy planting seasons as well as parties! Ahhhhhhhhh!
Okay back to the business at hand, recently I spotted the Bench on Sunshine and Citrus feature on Amy Atlas’ Sweet Designs: The Savvy Mom’s Guide I’ve been following Amy Atlas for a while now and love her creations of the most amazing Dessert Tables! This posting certainly touched my heart! Again the memories of parties gone bye, flooded back and so I thought I’d share the fun of a potting bench as a place to serve up the BBQ or backyard party!
My bench has served as a drink station, I could filled the tub with ice and place many drinks within. The top could hold glasses, lemons, straws and more. Let your imagination run away with you! Think outside the box for your summer entertaining needs! In that
I wish I had a picture to show you of mine in use, perhaps this summer! However since I’ve moved several years ago, I no longer have that perfect spot on my deck or patio, it now resides in a flower bed and just today I was thinking of how I could make it more accessible for this season’s parties! Perhaps I just need to add a stepping stone or two!
Anyway, I did come across this potting bench and although I still prefer mine, this one from the Pottery Barn does have some fun features. Such as the wheels, the hooks and the towel bar. The details of this potting bench certainly caught my eye. Don’t you just love the way they’ve used it for planting and for creating a much needed bar area.
Don’t you just love items that do double duty? Your investment pays off!