15 Garden-Inspired Items for Your Home
Get in the gardening spirit.
It’s that time of year to bring out the garden tools, gloves, pruning shears and grass stained jeans from the back of your closet. However, before you get digging, there’s a reboot in store. Give your garden a refreshing upgrade with a new planter table, sun hat or seat to enjoy your green oasis. Even bring the outdoors in with floral wall coverings and handmade soaps. Check out our favorite picks.
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Richard Smith designed this lush Spring Garden fabric for Madeaux from a watercolor painting. The glazed cotton fabric depicts tulips, anemone, rhododendron and ferns in a large-scale print. Available through John Rosselli & Associates, price upon request.
Rain or shine, these Golden Bee Garden Boots from Whiteflower Farm have you covered. Sporting a bee motif on the outside and a honeycomb pattern on the inside, the waterproof wellies are made of natural rubber with an adjustable side strap and buckle. $89, available here.
Designer and gardening expert Bunny Williams created the Shipman Planter Stand for Ballard Designs. The classic silhouette is constructed of black powder-coated aluminum, dressed with a lattice skirt and a stylized floral medallion. The raised planter box liner lifts out for easy cleaning. $989, available here.
WATERING IN STYLE
DIGGING FOR DIRT
Sourcing locally organic ingredients, the soaps are free of synthetic fragrances, dyes or preservatives. In scents like Chamomile Lavender, Sweet Fennel and Tarragon, and Green Tea Lemon Sage, they are made by Treefort Naturals in Colchester and sold at New Haven’s Bark & Vine plant shop. $7 each, available here.
THE GARDEN GATE
Artisan Sandra Vlock custom designed this gate, incorporating an apple tree motif to pay homage to the pastoral property of its CT home. Made-to-order architectural elements, including decorative gates and sculptural garden screens, can be created in a variety of metal finishes with the option of powder coating to match any specified color. Price upon request, available here.
ALL IN THE DETAILS
Once used to tell time, sundials track the position of the sun. Today, they serve as decorative garden elements. The Armillary Sundial from Kenneth Lynch & Sons is forged in the U.S. from silicon bronze and embellished with zodiac symbols. Available in three sizes, prices start at $3,900, available here.
Birdwatchers will love the low-maintenance Perch birdhouse by Loll Designs. Its modernist architecture is constructed from recycled polyethylene milk jugs and requires no assembly. $125, available here.
Make a fashion statement and keep the sun out of your eyes with the Aimee hat from Eric Javits. Made from recycled material, the hat is durable, lightweight, packable and blocks 95 percent of the UVA/UVB rays. A rope chinstrap prevents flyaways on windy days. $290, available here.
BRING THE GARDEN INDOORS
Pierre Frey’s Les Outils du Jardinier print wallcovering brings the whimsy of the garden indoors. Sold by the 11-yard roll, $198, available here.
Waddling is a handmade lattice traditionally made from woven branches and acts as a decorative border to define areas of the garden. Pennoyer Newman developed a durable resin version that will retain its beauty season after season. Price upon request, available here.
Handsome and functional, the Howard Garden Planter Table from Reed Smythe & Co features a removable galvanized metal tray, perfect for seed starting and repotting. The bottom shelf is handy for storing garden pots and tools. The iron body will achieve an appealing rust patina over time. $850, available here.
The print version of this article appears with the headline: Out of the Box.
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