Saturday, December 19, 2009
All gardeners with bad knees need a potting bench
This morning I decided that I needed a potting bench in my garden, my knees are not what they used to be, and I need to do as much gardening standing up as I can. I was inspired by Marlene at the “Why I need a garden” blog, she did a fantastic job with her potting area.
This corner of the garden is where I keep my compost bin, and the only place I have room for a potting area; it gets plenty of shade and that’s good protection from our sunny summer days.
All the materials that I used for this project were recycled from other areas of the garden. The total cost to my pocket was zero.
Yesterday was a very strange December day for us; the winter storm that is hitting the northeast today passed by here yesterday, and gave us torrential rains that caused floods and even a tornado. Definite not typical Miami winter weather. Today is a different story, the weather is magnificent sunny, breezy and temperatures in the upper sixties perfect for gardening. The heavy rain yesterday dropped a lot of flowers from my Brunfelsia shrub.
This coming week I will be off from work and I am planning for plenty of time in the garden, so stay tune for more projects to come.