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About the Potting Shed

Welcome to Paulette’s Potting Shed, a seasonal greenhouse where lush and vibrant annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, vegetables and herbs thrive in this tranquil, Southwest Michigan country setting.

Step inside and you’ll quickly realize this is not your garden-variety greenhouse. It’s a place where whimsy and originality are also in full bloom. Paulette’s playful spin on garden containers includes flowers planted in funky, one-of-a-kind pots, vintage chairs, wicker baskets, birdcages, tea cups—even shoes.

Feel free to wander around and you’ll find inspiration at every turn. Small vignettes feature unique floral patio designs, colorful pottery, garden statues and stakes, birdhouses, gazing balls and more. Keep exploring and you’ll come upon a peaceful pond and waterfall surrounded by lovely flowers and a canvas of ferns. 

Getting inspired? Paulette can make your botanical vision come to life with custom planting. Just bring in your window boxes, planters, or pots and they’ll be filled with the colors, flowers and foliage you want.

If you’re not quite ready to leave Paulette’s, feel free stay a while. Sit down with a cup of tea, a sweet treat and some friendly conversation.

Paulette’s Potting Shed is open April through mid July and again during fall mum season.


About Paulette

Paulette Rybarski is an award-winning florist with 21 years of experience in the greenhouse business. Her passion for flowers began as a child when her grandmother gave Paulette her first package of seeds. That passion blossomed into a 30-year career working with fresh floral and dried flowers.

A former partner in the Flower Barn greenhouse in Lawrence, she opened Paulette’s Potting Shed in 2006. 

When she’s not at the greenhouse, Paulette can be found at the Lawrence summer farmer's market where she sells fresh cut flowers, vegetables and herbs from her garden. She also speaks and conducts floral arrangement demonstrations at local clubs and organizations.