Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Well spring finally made it up here to the North Country. Most of the snow is gone and the lakes are beginning to open up for the summer full of fishing and of course “tourist”. I am still working on getting everything made for the summer markets around here. I hope the tourist season is good as so many of the business’ (including me) depend on the summer traffic for most of our yearly sales. I hope the weather is good this year. Last year it rained a lot and was cold so some of the days at the market were pretty miserable.  I hope we have days like this. J

Since spring is here and everyone may be getting their gardens going I thought I would post this article on garden sheds.
A gardening shed is a must have for any avid gardener. Not only does the garden shed in your backyard provide a place for tools such as spades, rakes, and hedge shears, it also provides an opportunity for creative landscaping. Nestle your shed into your landscape and create a charming backyard retreat. Antique signs and tools, potted plants and flowers, along with the traditional shrubs and garden décor are just a few embellishments that can add to a charming garden shed.

Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box with your décor. Crocks, galvanized pails and old washtubs make great flower planters. Prop an old ladder against your shed and add flower pots, birdhouses, or watering cans to the rungs. It will give your display height and additional interest. Storing your garden tools in an old crock or bucket will give you easy access to them when you need them.
Enchance your shed by adding window boxes. Fill them with colorful flowers and trailing vines. If you do not have windows on your shed, you can create a fake window by mounting an old window to the side of your shed painting the glass black.

Concentrate on the landscaping around your garden shed to anchor it and soften the edges. Create displays on each side of your shed for lots of visual appeal. It will keep your guests wondering what is on the other side!
                                                                                                                      Reprinted by permission from The Country Register of Minnesota


So if you are lucky enough to have a garden shed in your garden these are great ideas.  Now all I need is a garden. We have had a spot cleared off for 4 years and you think we can get something planted in there….NOT! Up here most everyone has a greenhouse for most of their gardening as it is too cold for most plants. We have talked about that also….have we done it yet….NO! Oh well we have good intentions.

Have a great week everyone! J


  1. Thank you for all thee great ideas for making my old garden shed get new life. I haven't planted a garden for 2 years, still debating about this year. As much as I love tomatoes and sweet corn fresh from the garden, you would think I would be out tilling up the spot. Oh well.
    The recipe this week sounds delicious.

  2. I love tomatoes also, but I just can't seem to get going on a garden. Use to love to garden. Need to get motivated. :)


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