Guest Picks: Dreaming of an Outdoor Garden Space
This zinc bucket feels to me like it's straight out of an English countryside. I envision vibrant pink flowers blooming inside.
I did say fantasy garden, right? Well, then this rust-resistant steel and wire jardiniere — available in any one of Marston & Langinger's 70 paint colors — is one I'd include if money were no object. Picture how pretty plants would look sitting inside that beauty.
I love the idea of displaying potted plants inside vintage wooden crates — or re-purposing these wood crates as window boxes.
I'm a fan of wildflowers and can only imagine how fun it would be to plant your own wildflower garden. Watching these purple blooms sprout outside would be a real treat.
On my fantasy patio, I dream of a couple of these whimsical sunburst orange chairs. What a cheery chair to sit and eat your morning breakfast. The design is inspired by traditional wrought iron fencing.
The sweetest garden gloves ever: Cath Kidston's bird design for heavy-duty lined gloves. My hands would be happy wearing these cotton gloves.
I was surprised to see that Pottery Barn is selling live plants now. This ivy topiary is right up my alley — a way to bring the feeling of a garden indoors.
On my bucket list: have an outdoor space someday where I'd kick back in one of these reclaimed wood Adirondack chairs and watch the sunset (sipping a mint lemonade with fresh mint from the garden, of course).
I think a vertical garden of succulent plants, like this one, would make a big statement. Absolutely stunning!
These classic steel floral shears remind me of my favorite chef's knife, because a solid tool can make a world of difference.
Re-imagined: a mop bucket as the most charming vessel for fresh blooms from the garden. I'd feature this vintage bucket of flowers as a centerpiece for a summer party.
I love the whimsical vibe that these ceramic mushrooms bring to a potted plant or terrarium. They're the perfect accessory for a dreamy garden.
I love the pretty pattern of this outdoor pillow — and what a great price! Totally makes me want to throw an outdoor garden party.
I think window boxes are one of the best inventions ever — look out your window and see flowers? Awesome. This pine window box has a simple, clean look I love.
These durable bags can be used as garden vessels or a pretty way to collect garden waste. I can think of at least 10 other uses for these $2 bags. I love their cool stripe design.
If I had a house, I'd want a copper hose bowl to keep my garden hose neatly wound (so the hose is ready for watering plants or the spontaneous water fight). The shiny copper is so pretty.
These ceramic garden stakes make me want to start an herb garden of my own again. (My first couple tries at growing an herb garden did not bring out a green thumb.)
I imagine that even pulling out weeds must seem more fun when you're working with tools that are covered in daisies. What a pretty and practical set.
I'd use one of these vintage trolleys to store all of my gardening supplies, pots and planters. I love its industrial style. Next: More guest blogger product picks
These porcelain string lights would dress up any outdoor space. The lights cast such a pretty glow — one set would add a touch of romance to your garden.