A Potting Shed of Memories


Text by Vicki Ingham / Photography by Mac Jamieson / Styling by Yukie Mclean

This unique potting shed is more than a place to start seeds and store garden equipment. It’s a repository of meaning and memories.

Situated just 30 feet from the back door of Dr. Michael Blum’s home, a 16-square-foot shed houses a work table, deep sinks, a sun-drenched platform for growing plants, and two utility closets. It’s practical and functional, but it’s also rich with character. Michael built the shed entirely of heart pine from a century-old barn on his grandfather’s farm, and furnished it with items from his mother’s childhood home in east-central Alabama.