Gardeners are always waiting for “next spring”, dreaming of our next garden or our next garden project. At any given time I have at LEAST 5-6 ideas in my head for “next years garden”. Hometalk clip boards, Pinterest boards, sticky notes and piles of magazines hold my thoughts and ideas, but those are not always in front of me, and certainly can’t be carried with me as I go searching for supplies, flowers, or finds.
After creating a board for my business, Gardenchick, I decided a vision board for my next garden project, a combination potting shed and chicken coop was a great idea. I collected all my pictures, magazine clippings ( I knew those stacks of magazines downstairs would come in handy!) notes and sat down to create my perfect garden project.
If you would rather have something you can carry along and keep with you, you can place your ideas in a notebook. Either way you have a clear picture of what you want, and not be distracted.
I knew what I wanted, and what I didn’t want. I didn’t want a prefabricated or standard garden shed. I wanted to use repurposed materials that supported my “flea market” garden theme. I began placing my photos, pictures from magazines, and words that created a visual picture of my planned project on my poster board.
As a collector of “garden junk”, I knew I wanted to incorporate some of my finds in the shed. Old tools as door handles, lighting repurposed from flea market visits and other junking finds, scattered throughout and around the shed.
I would need storage, and wanted to bring in old cabinets for my gardening books, pots, seeds, and small garden tools. Seeing the old box with potting soil in it reminded me of a great old coca cola container I have that would be perfect. I have several small ladders that would look great on a potting bench for storage.
And of course, last but not least, I would need a potting table. This is one thing that I will definitely have to be on the look out for.
Vision boards are great to help you keep focused on what you want. Place it in an area where you will see it often. It won’t be long until you have gathered everything you need to create your next garden project.