It’s officially spring, which means gardening season in the North is nearly upon us. And the timing is perfect, as we could all use a little nature therapy right now. Whether you’re the one with the green thumb or you leave that up to a loved one, here are 15 garden must-haves, from tools to gadgets to clothes.
This innovative, color-coded tool makes planting a no-brainer, helping you maximize your garden layout for the best yield possible while organizing seeds and plants with ideal spacing. Plus it’s easy enough to use that even the kiddos can help out.
Every rose has its thorn, but your hands needn’t fall victim to them. These luxe leather gloves are at once durable enough to protect delicate skin yet flexible enough to let you maintain dexterity for tasks like planting seeds.
Here in the North, certain plants need to make seasonal moves from indoors to out and back again, and this fabric plant pot makes that so much easier. Constructed from frost-resistant and UV-treated recyclable material, it’s lightweight and durable, with a double layer of felt that protects roots and distributes water.
Every gardener should have a good kneeler, so why not make it an attractive cotton and leather one? This one from noted British tannery Bradleys has handles for easy carrying and comes in a rainbow of colors, from green to blue to brown.
As we all know, there’s been a dramatic decline in ever-important bee populations, and as a result, plants aren’t being naturally pollinated like they once were. In just three steps, this handheld tool takes care of pollinating, ensuring your gardening efforts pay off.
Wheelbarrows are oh so useful but are cumbersome and difficult to store. Enter the lightweight collapsible wheelbarrow from Washington maker Allsop. Made from vinyl-coated nylon, it weighs in at a mere 15 pounds and can handle all your gardening needs — then folds for easy storage.
We all need to do our part to support our beloved pollinators, which is why this bee house is a must-have. It‘s handcrafted from Forest Stewardship Council certified wood and bamboo, and caters to the 140 species of native bees that make their homes in existing insect holes and woodpecker drillings.
The good people at Barebones Living have made a garden-ready seagrass tote, complete with a removable, washable liner and a super handy handle. It’s as useful as it is beautiful.
If you’re going to be doing garden chores, you really should have a functional yet fashionable chore jacket. Family-owned French brand Vetra makes this très chic cotton twill one, which has four handy pockets and a lovely lived-in look.
Shielding your skin from the sun is a must, and the handmade grass Capri hat from Australian maker Lorna Murray does the trick. Available in dozens of colors, it’s lightweight and breathable with just the right amount of panache. Bonus: It collapses and folds flat, so it’s easily packed.
When it comes to wellies, Hunter is the brand. These fully waterproof rubber boots are designed specifically for gardening, with features like a zigzag sole for grip and a thickened ankle patch for extra protection against forks and spades.
Getting your hands dirty is therapeutic, but tracking that dirt into your home is less so. This cute hedgehog from German brush maker Bürstenhaus Redecker helps ensure you keep some parts of the great outdoors outside.
These shallow baskets are handmade from durable willow and are ideal for transporting and storing flowers, fruits and vegetables. Plus they make for pretty home decor when not in use in the garden.
Your green thumbs can take a beating out in the garden. This fan-favorite hand cream from Crabtree & Evelyn boasts super hydrators macadamia seed oil and shea butter, plus it has a lovely light scent that evokes summertime memories with notes of freshly cut grass.
Want to try your hand at floral arranging but not quite sure where to start? This kit from Floral Society has everything you need — from clippers to netting to online tutorials and more — to help you display your garden flowers in style.