Last summer I visited Bruce Cannon’s fabulous garden. His potting bench is one of the elements that impressed me. He took an old stainless steel sink and built his potting bench around it in the shade. The faucet does work, but the water just drains out onto the ground. Yesterday I was talking to my friend Bob who is one of our town’s volunteer fire fighters. Last fall the fire department held a practice and burned down an old house, but before they set the blaze my friend removed the old porcelaine kitchen sink. The sink is large and deep and is slated for a potting bench in his garden.
I now have a wonderful garden shed where I can keep all my garden pots, stakes, tools, soil amendments and what nots separate from my husband’s tools and what nots. I even have a useful potting shelf, but there is no running water in the shed. Water is useful near a potting bench because you can use it for washing pots, dampening potting soil, and washing up after a potting session.
Do you have a potting bench? Where is it located? What special features does it have that you really like? Do you have improvements you long for? I’d love to hear about your potting bench – real or dreamed of.