9 Must-Have Tools for the Chic Gardener
Yes, stylish gardening equipment does exist.
Published Mar 18, 2018 5:00 AM
What do you think of when you think of gardening tools? Stress, maybe, because they serve as a reminder of the work that needs to be done. Potentially even guilt, because deep down you know you’re never going to actually get to that work, and your little floral friends are going to shrivel up and perish in the imminent future.
Whatever you think of, it’s probably not style. Being that gardening tools are, well, tools, functionality is likely to trump fashion in this arena. Or so you thought: Turns out, chic garden equipment exists, and we’ve rounded up our favorites here. Who knows? It may even inspire you to turn your black thumb green.
Heritage Garden Hose, Terrain, $59+
This sunny color is sure to brighten up even the gloomiest of days—which, given the tendency for spring to be rainy, is always a positive thing. Opt for the cheery yellow to give your patio an instant pop of color.
Copper Garden Trowel, Alchemade, $29.95
According to the vendor, copper tools tend to last longer than iron ones, so this trowel is a particularly good investment for any avid gardeners out there. Plus, the copper color is more unique than a plain metal one.
Haws Mini Heirloom Watering Can, Terrain, $16
How cute is this tiny watering can? The pale blue is particularly pretty, but a strong case could be made for the celery green option too. At just $16, get both and spread them around your home so you never forget to water your plants again.
Vintage Garden Shears, Anastasia Marie Shop via Etsy, $8+
Use these when handling more delicate plants and flowers, to trim excess leaves or stems and keep your garden looking neat. The simple look is a timeless one, and these little shears will make a great addition to any gardener’s collection.
Ceramic Plant Markers, Williams Sonoma, $19.95
If you have enough space for a landscaped outdoor garden and plan on growing your own produce, a) more power to you and b) you need plant markers to keep track of what’s sprouting where. These ceramic options look a lot more expensive than they actually are.
Hanging Planters, Pigeon Toe Ceramics, $68
Handcrafted with terracotta, this hanging planter is meant to “naturally help regulate soil moisture”. Which is all well and good, but we’re more interested in the gorgeous color and careful attention to detail in this design. Use to hold plants, or just as a statement piece for your patio in its own right.
Pocket Snips, Terrain, $10
From arranging the perfect homegrown bouquet to cutting herbs for your cooking—if you’ve ever wanted to become Ina Garten, now’s your chance—these little snips are easy to use and won’t take up a ton of space if you, unlike Ina, don’t own a gardening shed.
Wooden Storage Box, H&M, $17.99
Technically, this wooden box can be used for anything; given its rustic quality, we think it would look great outside as a catch-all for your smaller equipment or even as a makeshift planter.
Bethany Planters, Magnolia, $12
Ideal for larger plants, these whitewashed clay planters can be used both inside and outside. As they’re available in three sizes, you can purchase a few and stagger them for a unique way to display your greenery.
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