Guest Picks: Get Out in the Garden!
I think I'd water my indoor plants more regularly if I had a watering can like this. It's pricey but it's something that would last quite a while, and I wouldn't be ashamed to have it out on display.
Raised planter boxes are a thing of beauty. Make patio space or another sunny spot in your yard productive with a vegetable planter. I think they look great filled with healthy veggies. Just fill with soil and some compost (make sure to drill some holes for drainage), and plant!
After a long day working the vegetable beds or weeding, I dream of a cold glass of wine under some festive lights. These big bulbs are perfection.
Typically I like to stick with fairly straightforward tools in the kitchen and garden, but I kind of can't resist this fun floral pattern. I mean, who wouldn't want to dig around with a shovel like this?
It wasn't until I started managing my own garden that I understood just how important a good pruner is. Invest in one you like, and it will make your harvesting experience worlds better.
Plant your favorite herbs in each of the openings in this strawberry pot (and a whole bunch on top as well), and you'll have a cute and practical way to get fresh herbs into your meals.
Birdhouses and feeders are great to place near a garden because birds often eat a lot of the nasty bugs that feed on your plants. But just because it's a practical solution, doesn't mean it can't be aesthetically pleasing too! I find this one whimsical and endearing. If I were a bird, I would take permanent residence here.
I'm just going to come out and say it: Gardening is hard work. It's real physical labor, and after a day of digging in the hot sun, a quick nap in a pretty hammock like this is exactly what the doctor ordered — well, my doctor orders it at least.
To make the process of composting easier (and to reduce the amount of kitchen waste drastically), I like to use a convenient compost keeper like this one. It makes for quick and easy storage of food scraps, which you can then transfer to your main composter.
One of my biggest battles in the garden is with my poorly designed, ugly composter that leaks putrid goop all over me when I'm trying to turn it. It makes me dislike the whole process of composting even though I know how valuable it is. But I could really embrace it if I had a nice cedar bin like this one.
No outdoor space? That's no reason to not experience the joy of watching plants grow. This galvanized planter tray would add life to any kitchen.
I recently planted strawberries and wildflowers in a vertical planter like this one. I hung it right next to my front door, and it makes me smile every time I come home.
A potting bench is an immensely useful thing to have when you manage a garden. This one is particularly great because of all the space and storage it offers. Plus, it's cute!
An Adirondack chair is a must in any garden of mine. I have two on the porch and absolutely love sinking into them for a while and admiring the plants.
I am taking the plunge and getting chickens in the yard. While I'm planning to enclose a large space so that the ladies can run around freely, I absolutely love this adorable coop and planter combination for smaller yards. I wouldn't house too many hens in here because of the space constrictions (unless you plan to open the screens and free range), but how great would it be to get fresh eggs and herbs for your morning omelet from this structure?
I have a special place in my heart for olive trees — seriously, I'd like to live on a grove and press my own oil some day. I especially appreciate how sweet they look in pots. This would be a great addition to a patio or an entryway, and you'll be able to bring a little bit of the Mediterranean to your home.
Speaking from experience, plant identification is a very important part of the gardening process. I am constantly trying to figure out what I planted and where I planted it. These wooden stakes would be so useful for me.
The best part of gardening, harvesting, is made even better when you can fill a stylish and functional basket full of fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables.
I usually start my seeds in old egg cartons, but I think the whole process would be more aesthetically pleasing with a kit like this one.
I love this modern and bright garden house. My standard green hose is so expected, and I always yearn for something a little more fun. I can't wait to get my hands on this one.Next: Get on a Composting Kick