I’m the proud owner of three bell pepper plants, a lemon tree, and a culinary herb seed starter setup…so I’m basically a gardening pro and on the hunt for chic and stylish gardening accessories. I mean, who wouldn’t be?!
I had grand dreams of getting raised beds and a clothes line in our backyard this spring summer. As reality has set in, however, I realized that I needed to start smaller. Part of it was being mindful of our budget, but the truth is that with a 9 month old my gardening dreams were far bigger than I could have ever handled.
So for now, I have some pots, a decent amount of soil, and some major excitement! That’s probably a good place to start. I plan to add in some herbs soon and possibly cover crop of some pretty flowers (I just learned what that was by the way)!
So in my wild dreams of being backyard, urban farming pro (there are even fresh eggs in my dreams and I HATE chickens – that’s how crazy this is), I’m picking out all the goods for many more beds, pots, plants, and trees in my future…
Stylish Gardening Accessories
Seagrass Tote w. Liner
This all started when I stumbled on a linen garden tote with exterior and interior pockets. I dreamed about it for a week only to discover it’s no longer available. CUSS WORDS. But I did stumble on this BareBones Seagrass Tote in my searches and it’s GORGEOUS, so we’re winning after all!
Gardening Apron w. Pockets
In terms of the style part of these gardening accessories, this apron with pockets feels higher up on my list. It’s handmade in the US and has all the pockets and durable stitching you need. There’s even a zipper pocket for your phone (or whatever!).
There are individual sections to separate different items picked from your garden. It’s all around beautifully functional!
Best Pruning Shears
I’ve been using a pair of pruning shears my mom lent me years ago. I was on the hunt for a new pair and my local nursery – The Plant Foundry – had these Felco pruning shears. In fact this is the only brand of shears they sell. And after some online research, most everyone agrees these are the best. So add them to my fancypants list!
This is going to sound dumb, but it took me FOREVER to figure out how to search for baskets like this that had a big handle and a large, broad basket. Apparently it’s called a “flower basket,” and there aren’t actually that many online! This version has a lipped side to keep things in and I actually quite like the accent color. There’s a circular one below!
Aren’t these gardening scissors the cutest? I think these were originally meant for bonsai snipping, allowing for precise cuts. They’re great for delicate stems of herbs and flowers! And if they show up in a photo now and then, you won’t be disappointed!
Hand Woven Wicker Flower Basket
Here’s the circular flower basket. It’s handmade wicker and has a very traditional, French countryside feel that I just LOVE. You could have all the imperfect produce in the world in this thing and it would look stunning, I think!
Chic Compost Bin
Moving things inside. If you’re composting at home (with a pile, a rotating barrel, or electrically like us at the moment), having a compost bin is a necessity. But many aren’t pretty and they can let odors become an issue. These bamboo compost bins come in black and white and contain a filter for odors! My kitchen counter is about to be a lot more “green” and a lot more chic!
And finally my electric composter. I FREAKIN’ LOVE THIS THING! You can read my foodcycler review for the full rundown on our easy home composting. We just added in the “foodilizer” to our soil a few weeks before potting and it’s all ready to go – no issues. We’re going to do a little experimenting between garden beds/pots to see what differences it makes!
This gadget is such a fun way to embrace sustainable living without all the work!