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Not Your Grandma’s Gardening Gear

Opt for implements that make a statement all their own.

By Carly Scholl

Whether you have a fully appointed garden shed, a modest potting bench or simply a drawer for your favorite snips and gloves, you deserve tools and accessories that are as beautiful as the plants you cultivate. Stock up this spring season with indoor and outdoor essentials that feature handcrafted details, stylish finishes, modern silhouettes and pops of panache perfect for gardeners of every level.


WATER ON THE WILD SIDE

The humble hose nozzle finally gets the high-fashion makeover it deserves. The plastic fixture is available in Leopard, Cobra and Black Mamba, as well as eight stylish colors and metallic finishes. $49-$99. Pictured with the Rusty Rose Garden Hose. $99 (gardenglory.com)

ART IN ACTION

For minor messes, splurge on a handheld wood brush that doubles as an eye-catching work of art that you’ll want incorporate into your decor. Handcarved from walnut (9″H by 8″W, $1,200) or curly maple (10″H by 7″W, $850) by artist Ariele Alasko, these functional sculptures are perfect for sweeping up soil and tidying work stations. (camelbackflowershop.com)

MAKE A MINI EDEN

You don’t need a lot of acreage to appreciate the joys of gardening. Design and care for a terrarium of your own with a set of long-handled tools, including a miniature rake, natural-bristle brush, shovel and bamboo tongs. $18. Keep your tiny garden happy and healthy with the occasional spritz of water from a stylish copper mister. $20 (wrightinthegarden.com)

LET IT GROW

Crafted of teak, glass and powder-coated aluminum, the Drop Greenhouse is perfect for patios, offering gardeners a compact space to grow herbs, vegetables and other potted plants in ideal environmental conditions. 63″H by 39″W by 20″D. $4,125 (shopboxhill.com)

DRINK IT IN

Classic in both form and function, the stainless steel Well Watering Can by Menu is an indoor accessory that you won’t want to hide away. $205 (camelbackflowershop.com)

READY FOR ANYTHING

Available in five classic colors and designed for the serious green thumb, this multitasking gardening apron is crafted of waxed canvas, durable leather straps and copper rivets. Eight separate pockets can store everything from scissors to seed packets to sunscreen. $178 (artifactaprons.com)

LABOR OF LOVE

Hand-forged by artisan Tuli Fisher, each of these unique garden tools is created using traditional blacksmithing techniques and hand-turned walnut hardwood. Find everything from trowels and rakes to hoes and planting dibbles to elevate your gardening game to master status. $28-$72 each. (fisherblacksmithing.com)

HAUTE HORTICULTURIST

The Garden of Paradise Arm Saver Gloves not only boast a beautiful botanical pattern but also feature reinforced material at the thumb and pointer finger, extra-long cuffs to protect from scratches and sun exposure, and machine-washable fabric. Available in sizes S-L. $34 (womanswork.com)

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