Create your own Potting and Planting Area with these simple ideas. Planting spring flower pots is much easier when all your supplies are handy.
As one of the creators and influencers for Lowe’s Creative Ideas, Lowe’s supplies me with a gift card to complete my project. April brought several choices for our monthly challenge for the outside of our home. One of the project choices was Outdoor Storage. I love having monthly challenges because it forces me to tackle projects like my garage clean up that would possibly go untouched longer than they should. Challenges have included decorating my porch, adding more curb appeal or just updating my kitchen.
I knew immediately that I would be sprucing up and stocking my outdoor potting and planting area. We have the perfect space on the side of our home that has been underutilized for years. We do use it, but not as much as we could or should. I wanted to focus on making this planting area more functional and actually enjoyable to be in.
How to Create a Potting and Planting Area
As you can see, it’s got potential. A large table and enough space to store a variety of gardening supplies.
I decided to make the entry gate more welcoming. I may even go overboard and paint a cute Gardening sign for the gate. This gate isn’t as darling as my other gate, but it was here when we bought the house and it’s functional for now.
Organizing an Outdoor Planting Area
Potting & Planting Area Supplies
- 6-Gallon Galvanized Steel Trash Can – I love anything galvanized, so these locking lid mini cans were perfect. I can place items in and not worry about raccoon’s getting into them. They also keep things dry. Keep on for storing seed packets, bulbs etc…
- Flower Pots – Terracotta pots are my all time favorite! I like to keep a variety of sizes so I have what I need when I need it. Plastic planters are often more logical since they don’t break and maintain a plants moisture longer, but I tend to like the look of ceramic or clay pots.
- Large Storage Bins – I use these to keep potting soil, gravel, fertilizer, or anything I don’t want to get wet. They are waterproof as well as having wheels which make them easy to use.
- Adirondack Chairs – These plastic ones make them more weather resistant, are lighter to transport and easier to store in the winter months.
- Garden Tools – I usually buy double for all my tools since they seem to go missing a lot.
- Gardening Gloves
- Potting Soil and Pea Gravel
Aren’t they cute? I’m so happy they’re also very functional. At $15 each, I would have bought them anyway. They would also make great ice tubs for BBQs. Or speaking of BBQs, they would be perfect for hot coals after you’re finished if you were to take your coal BBQ to a park or somewhere away from home.
I’m ready for planting season and it’s pretty much here! We’ll wait till the end of May to plant our veggies, but I’m starting with a few flower pots as you can see.
It’s not going to be in a magazine anytime soon, but it sure looks better and is much more functional.
Having a designated planting area makes it easy to keep all your supplies handy for when you need them. It doesn’t have to be a shed or anything as big as I have, a simple table will do.
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Vikas Johiya says
Hey, I stumbled upon this blog recently. Really like the small post of things which i can actually do at home!!
Amy Huntley says
I love what you did with this space in your yard! It looks so great Kim!
Sara @ Mom Endeavors says
It looks great! How nice to have a whole area like that! We have one of those same black & yellow storage bins used for boys’ dress up clothes around here! 😉
Using the wide range of potted plant container sizes, you can create the same garden decor in a pot as you can in a garden. Because pots are movable and easily replanted each season, an outdoor container garden is even more versatile than a garden in the ground. Outdoor potted plants with similar sunlight needs should be grouped together, and all potted plants need plenty of water because they dry out more quickly in pots than in the ground.
Thank you Pauline for the comment, sorry I had to remove your link. It’s often used as a tricky way to acquire back links.
oh what a fabulous space Kim!! I’m SOOO jealous and you did a fantastic job with it!! I think those yellow and black totes actually look really good!
I’m SOOOO excited that our new house has some great outdoor spaces I can work on making pretty! the Lowes Magazine is always one of my favorites in my mailbox too!
I love the Lowe’s Creative Ideas magazine too………sadly as functional as this project is, it won’t be making the magazine. But that’s OK. I love it!
VERY CUTE! those wheeled totes would be perfect to store your hand tools in for the winter when empty of compost!
For now they are filled to the brim with dirt and compost!
Looks awesome Kim! I would definitely be inspired to hang out in that corner. 🙂
Thank you Tasha!
Lisa H. says
Nice! We’ve got an ‘under utilized’ area in our backyard too. I’d love to make it into a little planting/potting area like you did. Great ideas! I’ve been so tempted to start buying plants to fill my flower pots, but I know I need to wait a few more weeks until the threat of frost is over.
It’s so nice here today………just enough to trick us!