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