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How Elsie Set Up Her Potting Station

It’s no secret that I’m a huge plant lover. I love to decorate our home and outdoor spaces with living plants.

During the spring, I usually add a lot of new outdoor plants, and when the weather starts to turn cold I bring them indoors for the winter. 

This post is in partnership with Walmart. As soon as I saw this potting station, I ran outside and measured our space to make sure it would fit. It was easy to put together and is super functional for plant projects year-round. 

woman in dress standing in front of a potting station.

What to Look For in a Potting Station:

There are lots of options online for potting stations. Here are my tips for picking one out!

  • Think through what size is manageable for your space and gardening goals.
  • Choose a spot where you aren’t afraid to make a mess. I chose outdoors for this reason.
  • Think year-round about your gardening projects.
Potting station in backyard.

How to Pick Herbs for Your Garden:

My favorite plants to keep are herbs. I specifically love rosemary and mint because I use them the most when cooking. I try to keep them all the time. I also love aloe because I grew up with my mom putting it on my cuts and scrapes, and now I do that for my kids. 

  • Choose herbs you use often for cooking.
  • Keep a list of recipes you can use your herbs to create.
  • Remember to water your herbs almost daily—they need a lot of water.
Aloe plant sitting in a planter.

I used to only collect white pots all the time, but recently I am enjoying various textures and natural colors, as well. 

plant with large pink leaves.
plant sitting on top of a stool by a potting station.

I love these decorative stools and use them all over our outdoor spaces for plant stands, and as side tables beside our pool chairs.

Thing to Add to Your Potting Station:

  • Gardening tools like a trowel, shears, or a spade (I love this set)
  • Potting soil and seeds
  • Gloves
  • Watering cans (these copper ones are cute and functional!)
gardening tools sitting on potting station work table.

Are these not the cutest gardening tools you have ever seen? I love a matching set like this. These would make a cute gift as well! 

Links: Potting Station / Gardening Tool Set / Copper Watering Cans / Decorative Stool

I hope this post has been helpful. If you have any questions, I’d love to answer them in the comments. xx- Elsie 

P.S. Here’s a link to my dress, too!