Gardening season is well underway, and I am happy to report that my thumbs are not entirely black this season! Woo hoo! I am actually feeling confident enough to put together a list of gardening essentials, which are my gardening must-haves, since I am feeling like a professional gardener right now! Take a look at one of my peony bushes from May:
Right? Sooooooo pretty! I typically go for perennials that are super low-maintenance. But I do love planting my little patio garden of cucamelons, beans, and various berries every year. Here are some of my must-have items when it comes time to working outside: my gardening essentials.
- bloom booster
- tool set
- tote with kneeling pad
- minimalistic planters
- ceramic planter
- watering can
- “woven” concrete planters
- plastic planter
I used these Bloem planters last year, and fell in love with the sleek design. I also loved that they are plastic, so they’re lightweight, and come in a bunch of sizes and colors. I was having a hard time tracking a few more down this spring, so I decided to try out these minimalistic planters from Target. I am obsessed. There is a variety of sizes and colors available, and I love that I can layer them to create a little depth in the corners of my patio!
Right now, I have our blueberry bush in the large size, and it’s perfect. These are super cute and high-quality, and definitely could be used inside. Oh, and they’re like half the price of the ones I was loving from last year!
I also love to add a few decorative pots outside, just to add a bit of color, since everything up here is mainly green. This one from Target is so cute, and I love that these concrete planters look woven! You can use them inside or out!
Gardening can be tough on your back and knees. I leveled up this year (thanks to a past FabFitFun Box!) with a cute tote and tool set, that contained a gardening kneeling pad. I hadn’t seen anything like it before (I’ve seen the benches/chairs… but that is just way too much for me and my patio cucamelons!). This set is almost identical, and the foam kneeling pad really did help take the strain off my knees… and then I wasn’t kneeling in the dirt and mulch. Bonus!
So I have to admit, I discovered these gloves by stealing David’s work gloves. My hands are small, and gardening gloves are so bulky and large that I can never use them correctly… and then dirt ends up inside and it’s like, why am I even wearing gloves? These ones are game changers. They’re like rubber medical gloves, but thick. So they won’t tear, but they are form-fitting, so no dirt gets inside, and they’re small and flexible, meaning I can still use my hands correctly! A win all-around. These gloves are machine washable, too!
For the Plants
My neighbor gave me some Bloom Booster a few years ago, and I was floored to see an almost immediate difference! My plants just looked better. These days, I water my flowering plants once a week with Bloom Booster.
I have been watering my cute little Cosmos patch with Bloom Booster once a week, all season. They look so happy!
I also have these trellises for my cucamelons. They’d work great for any climbing plant, though! I like the color, so it doesn’t stand out, and prefer it over something metal that can heat up and burn your plants in the summer!
Do you have a garden?