With the first signs of crocuses and daffodils, gardening season is upon us – it’s time to pack your favorite gardening tools and get to work. For those who have meticulously planned spring and summer gardens, this is a much anticipated time after months of painstaking preparation: placing heirloom seed orders in the fall, growing seeds during the winter months, and track the growth and timing of each plant. . Since most gardeners, novices and experts alike, have their own systems and have learned what works best for them, finding new tools and equipment can seem a daunting task and maybe even a bit risky. Luckily, we’ve done some research and found some tools and resources to earn. There’s Erin Benzakein’s latest book, Discovering dahlias, which is sure to educate and inspire. There’s also the new Arber sustainable organic plant wellness line, an aspiring brand launched in tandem with today’s Earth Day celebration. And for the gardener who just needs a little maintenance, try a CBD hand balm to soothe and restore sore hands after a long day at the job.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gardening tools for the balcony gardener cut flower enthusiast.
Cut flower lover
A beautiful field of blooming wildflowers or a carefully planned cut flower garden takes patience and knowledge. For those who aspire to become cut flower growers or just grow a few windowsill flowers, find tools that are both inspiring and functional. If you need a little refresher or a few new tips, there’s the new book from well-followed flower grower Erin Benzakein Discovering dahlias or an online cultivation and design course led by Gabriela Salazar, owner of a dream flower field in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, will surely do the trick. And if you just need a little upgrade, a new collection basket or gardening hat is never a bad idea.
Lack of outdoor space doesn’t stop those with green thumbs from growing tiny but mighty micro-farms on their balconies, windowsills, and living rooms. For the urban gardener, functional though, beautiful tools are essential as they will likely be stowed away in plain sight like a Haws copper watering can or a lightweight hose (which can easily slip into a cupboard).
The avid gardener probably already has a few favorite tools, so consider trying something new for plants this season, like Arber’s organic plant wellness products or a beautiful birdbath, to attract beneficial wildlife. that sustains and gives life to the garden. Or treat yourself to a CBD hand balm, perfect for restoring sore hands after a day of heavy harvesting.