"There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments."
Are you a plant mama or wannabe? We often hear of people having a green thumb, meaning anything they plant flourishes. For us, it's been a love/hate relationship over the years just to keep plants alive, but we've recently been inspired by this quote: "There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments."
Gardening can be therapeutic - getting your hands dirty and seeing tangibly how a seed can bloom into something great...there is nothing like it. It teaches you patience, but blesses you with joy and beauty when success does come! A garden is the opening statement to your home - even if it's just a potted plant outside your door! So, today we are talking about some of our favorite gardening accessories.
A good watering can is a necessity! When searching for a watering can, we went with a choice that was practical, budget-friendly and cute. This watering can was an Ikea find and although they don’t sell this particular one in store anymore, you can still find it on Amazon. Ikea has a ton of other cute and practical watering can options - check them out here.
It’s important to consider what kind of watering you will be doing when choosing the right can. If you’re watering a large garden outside, you’ll want a wide spout that can cover a lot at the same time. Versus, if you’re watering inside or a potted plant, you’ll want one with a more narrow spout so you can water specific plants.
Self-watering bulbs are great for the person who can’t keep track of when to water or is traveling and needs her plants watered while away. We found this cute bird-shaped bulb on Amazon in a 2 pack for just $11.99! This particular size is great for smaller plants…just fill with water, stick into the soil of the pot, and refill again when its emptied. So easy, so cute!
Who said gardening gloves couldn’t double as a fun, fashion accessory? If you frequent Target as much as we do, then you’ve probably already fallen in love with the Opalhouse brand. They’ve expanded beyond home decor and are now also carrying gardening items! These gloves are not only beautiful but comfortable as well. Plus, they have a great grip on the palm-side. Check them out at a Target near you!
Another Opalhouse find, this bird house is just $16.99 but we found it on sale! With the warmer weather and sunshine coming out to play, we find ourselves hanging out on the back porch a little more these days. Just fill this ceramic bird house with some local bird seed and watch as the little flocks swoop in to spend some time on the patio with you.
A good trowel is definitely necessary for gardening. We found this one at our local Home Depot for just $5! You can also find these in a pack of 3 with other gardening accessories. With its steel head and durable wooden handle, you’ll be using this trowel for years to come!