Since I’ve started growing little trees and plants I found I really enjoy container gardening. I’ve yet to have a yard to call my own. And I dabble in “Bonsai”. So you need a place to protect them from elements since they are in containers. This is my third bench for my trees and any plants that need a bit of cold dormancy to survive.
I just cover it in plastic and heat it just above the freezing point so the roots don’t freeze and all my pots burst. Easy construction and my other benches lasted well over 10 years with very little maintenance. I’ll add pic’s of the plastic soon. The two little ones are actually a big one cut down for a little town house I lived in. But yet they are still useful.