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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tuesday Inspiration - The Garden Shed

Alas, this gorgeous garden shed isn't mine, but rather belongs to an amazing gardener who also participated in my book. The interior light comes from a chandelier - functional and decorative! Love this shed.. not to mention the plantings around/on it..

13 comments:

  1. That's gorgeous! If only I had room for a shed.

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  2. That shed is something else. We have both a garage and a shed and they serve little use other than holding back the hot mess of tools inside. Love the skylights in this one that turn it into a lovely potting area.

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  3. Dear Niki,
    Just wondering if you grow cabbage? If so, how do you keep the green caterpillars from eating the leaves?
    Gardengirl

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  4. Hey Gardengirl.. I do grow cabbage.. Typically a spring batch and a late fall/early winter batch. I do get cabbageworm, but because I only grow about a dozen at a time, I usually handpick/squish when I see cabbageworms - a daily quick check does the trick. Or, you can apply an insect barrier / lightweight row cover to the bed RIGHT after planting. Make sure you crop rotate too! Leave enough slack for the plants to grow and make sure the ends are buried under the soil. Works like a charm as long as none of the moths can lay eggs on the plants.. Hope that helps!

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  5. Hi Niki, I wish I had a shed just like this. I love the weathered exterior and the plants hanging on the door.

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  6. A shed is a type of storage that is used mainly for storing garden tools and paraphernalia. A place where the pots, sacks of garden fertilizers, watering cans, buckets, rakes, spades, trowels, pruning shears, pitchforks, wheelbarrows, lawnmowers, or leaf blowers are found.

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  7. This is an amazing looking garden shed. I would love to have something like this at my place. I like the weathered exterior and the plants hanging on the door.

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  8. My name is Kim van Kaam, live in Amsterdam and currently trying to set up my own business. I am trying to realize a recreational loungefarm- which needs to become a great place for people who want to be more connected to agriculture and farming.

    In order to convince local municipalities I would like to create a website which need to demonstrate all the great ideas atmosphere which I have for the farm.

    This beautiful images triggered me very much and I would like to ask you if it would be possible to use this image on my website (with your credentials mentioned ofcourse). The website will be a way for me to collect my funding and subsidies.


    Thanks for taking my request serious and it would be great to hear from you!

    Kind Regards, Kim van Kaam

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  9. Hi Kim.. thanks for asking about using the photo, I do appreciate it.. but it's a photo from my recent book and I do not own the rights to it. The photographer is Joseph De Scoise and he can be found at http://www.jdesciose.com/ although I don't believe he would allow free use of his images.. that one was taken in the middle of a rainstorm in a lovely NS garden.. Best regards, Niki

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  10. I love to own that kind of garden shed. it is just so divine. i can live in that shed willingly.

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  11. Your inspirations are certainly mind blowing. I am sure you can turn your Garden Shed into a beautiful yet useful shed that can store all your garden accessories. You are on the right track, go with your instints and I am sure you can certanly make it beautful than any of these. good luck!

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  12. Simply gorgeous! The colors are beautiful and such an interesting composition. Wonderful trees against the sky. The interior light comes from a chandelier makes the Sheds functional and decorative! These gardener sheds stores all the necessary things and prevents them from any damage.

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