Here in the Midwest, our vegetable gardens wind down in September, but big gardening efforts for fall are only just beginning. Gardening tools feel a little magical, because a new gardening apron, gloves or digging tools can inspire you to dig deeper and get more done!
Garden tools are so much fun to shop for, because while they’re utilitarian, they can also be oh-so-beautiful. In fact, many of these gardening tools are so pretty you don’t even need to hide them in the garage!
Learn about my favorite tools used for gardening in this shopping round-up for green thumbs (and those who only wish their thumbs were green).
One of my favorite things to do in my downtime is garden. It’s the ultimate stress reliever, and allows me to feel productive while also enjoying the outdoors and getting a little exercise in, too.
It’s also one of my favorite ways to connect with our home and all the best parts of outdoor living. We’ve worked really hard to update our landscaping and backyard at our home in St. Louis, and also our lake cottage.
Of course, it’s always a challenge to see if we can circumvent the local deer and other critters who love our blooms almost as much we do! It’s been a pleasure to create a charming garden that gives us a sense of pride when we pull into the driveway.
These gardening tools make the tasks at hand even easier and more enjoyable. They’re so beautiful they don’t even have to be stowed away!
The Best Gardening Tools
Even if you’re not much of a gardener yourself, I hope this post inspires you for gifts for the gardeners in your life!
I’m such a fan of personalized gift ideas! As you can see in this gardening gift basket, many of these items can be gathered into a charming gift for a gardener on your list.
The best gardening tools don’t have to be expensive, and they certainly don’t have to be hidden away in a garage cabinet any longer! Let’s choose items that are beautiful, useful and affordable, all at once.
I love a wooden handle! It makes your gardening tools feel more natural and somehow more connected to the earth as you dig.
This pretty digging tool set comes with four tools! With an ergonomic wooden handle and the perfect size and weight, each piece comes in so handy for planting bulbs like paperwhites and garden containers filled with annuals.
Trowel + Transplant Trowel
This has proven to be one of the most useful tools in our garden tool kit! Like it or not, weeds are a part of life… and the easier we can get them out, the better!
Also known as a dandelion digger, this comes in handy because it reaches directly into the dirt to pull the weed at its root. It helps keep them from coming back by digging the full root from below the earth!
These are my favorite garden pruning shears! I used them as garden clippers for pruning back lightweight branches, as well as roses, thicker perennial stems, etc.
With reinforced blades and an ergonomic handle, these can even work for floral design! Learn how to be your own florist here.
Garden Hose Nozzle
Yes, even your hose nozzle can be absolutely beautiful – and at a price comparable to the yellow plastic versions, why not?
The Best Gardening Accessories
While those tools for gardening are just as beautiful as they are useful, it’s the gardening accessories that really have my heart!
I love pretty pots, gloves, labels, gardening aprons and more. Find all my favorite gardening accessories right here!
Such a hard-working pair of gardening gloves! Grab them and see why I love them – plus, so beautiful in a gift basket. They are soft, durable, and incredibly useful.
A great gardening apron adds value for so much more than just your garden. It’s so easy to slip one on and do some weeding, pruning, or perusing through your cutting garden without worrying about getting too dirty.
This one is great looking, adjustable, and has the perfect pockets!
For a more feminine look, check out this darling gardening apron in a linen cotton blend.
Copper Look Watering Can
Another item that I find so useful it is often out on my kitchen island during the warmer months. And why not, since it’s a beautiful accessory, too?
A kneeling pad for gardening is a must! This one is my favorite because it’s lightweight, waterproof and such a great size for comfort.
These are such a statement piece that bring a European touch to any garden. Use a wooden obelisk as a prop for your tomato plants or even dahlias – they are a gorgeous way to add refined height to your garden.
Canvas Garden Bag
This heavy duty canvas garden bag is the perfect way to carry everything you need. It also makes an incredible storage basket or a base for your gardening gift basket!
Terra Cotta Pots with Scalloped Edge
This pretty terra cotta pot has a soft, neutral pink tone with the most charming scalloped detail.
Copper Plant Markers
These copper plant labels are the prettiest way to label your vegetables, flowers and fresh herbs.
This gold (brass look) mister is so beautiful that it generally stays out on my end tables near our house plants in the living room. It’s so handy to have and such a gorgeous home accessory, to boot!
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