With the weather finally starting to get warmer, it’s time to start thinking about getting started on your backyard garden. We started our very first backyard garden last year and I shared with you what we learned in this post. We had so much success last year, that we are thinking to go bigger this time around. I’m thinking to even start some flowers this year. So, today I thought I’d share my garden tools list that make gardening fun and get me excited.
- We are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines. Joanna is one of my all time favorite designers and when I found out she came out with this gardening book, I had to read it. Although it’s targeted towards kids, I thoroughly enjoyed it. And although it is not part of the garden tools list per se, it did get me excited for gardening and I had to share it with you all.
- Gardening Shears. These are an absolute must for your garden tool kit. A nice pair of sharp shears helps you cut off branches, leaves and open that bag of soil when you really need something sharp.
- Gardening Gloves. I am not a fan of bugs and dirt, but gardening is a messy business. So, a nice pair of gardening gloves really helps you get in there and remove those pesky bugs and keeps your hands from getting dirty. These floral ones from Anthropologie are so cute and get me excited to garden.
- Shovel, Rake and Spade. These 3 garden tools will help you outdoors when it comes time to plant your seeds or transplants outside. I think mini ones work great for a small backyard garden.
- Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden. I mentioned this book on my Instagram because I am seriously obsessed with Erin. There are so many great tips and tricks for starting a cut flower garden and this year I am going to use this book as a resource as I start planting some flowers in our backyard.
- Edible Flowers. On the topic of flowers, I have been learning a lot about edible flowers and I want to use them for some recipes on the blog soon. So, I’m getting some edible flower seeds and see how that plays out. Eating flowers? Now that is cool.
- Watering can. A watering can with a long spout is game changing. It helps get in there once the plants have started to grow. It also helps the water get on the plants not so aggressively. I even use a smaller watering can to water my indoor plants as well.
- Plant mister. A plant mister can really help when starting seeds indoors. Once the seed starts to grow, the plant mister lightly waters the plant, preventing it from getting damaged from too much force when watering using other methods.
- Terrain. This book is so inspiring and gives ideas as to what you can do with your garden harvest.
- Seed Starter Pots. These will help you start your seeds indoors and you can directly transplant them into your garden outside when you’re ready to go and will prevent transplant shock.
- Vase/plant pot. Some plants can be grown in a pot, so having some on hand is always great. Basil as well as other herbs are great to grow in pots.
Happy gardening 🙂