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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sheds of Seattle

IMG_3216I have shed envy. I was very impressed with the sheds of the Seattle gardeners. I almost hate to call them sheds, that hardly seems to do them justice.  Every gardener needs a place to start seeds, transplant seedlings, hang shovels, rakes, and hoes, a place to dry herbs and garlic. All of my tools are along the walls of our garage, squeezed into any available space. It’s just not right. Woe is me, I need a shed.

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The Birrell’s bright blue shed is a focal point of their backyard. The bright colors cheer up any day. To call this structure a shed is an understatement. Just look at the space they have inside to work on projects! Another benefit of a garden building is the rainwater harvesting potential.

IMG_3315Shelagh Tucker has a roomy greenhouse with cold frames along one edge to get her and her plants through the Seattle winters.

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_3507The Eppings’ shed looks like a cute little cottage. It is tucked into the back corner of their garden and blends in with their landscape quite nicely while serving as a great area for some of their container plantings.

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Kate Farley’s garden workshop is a large room at the back of her garage. You actually don’t even notice it behind all of her plants. I just love that wood burning stove.

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IMG_3759Even if you don’t have the space for a room-sized shed, you can have a cute little area for all your garden stuff. Check out Lorene Edwards Forkner’s play area on the side of her house.

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Again, thanks for following along with my theme oriented posts of the 2011 Seattle Garden Bloggers Fling. Stay tuned for more.

2 comments:

  1. Out of the 30 garden blogs I follow (yours being one of them) many had seattle fling posts...however, this is my favorite one of all. Beautiful flowers, design...this is the staple of alot of blogs,, which I enjoy very much... all of which I have myself, but these sheds!! Oh the inspiration! SO much of what I see when people go visit other areas, I can never have since I try to keep watering to a minumum and sadly, I have full sun everywhere you turn...but a shed...Today the inspiration is somthing I an actually attain. Thanks for the great pictures of what is behind the wizards curtain! -- Alma Delia

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  2. Alma, that is the greatest complement anyone has ever left for me! You made my day! I'm glad you enjoyed this post and thanks for reading my blog!

    HGG

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