1. Garden tools
2. Colander trug
If you’ve got a vegetable garden, this trug is a must. It doubles as a colander, so once you collect your veggies, you can rinse them outside or in your kitchen. $44, Amazon.
3. Gardening gloves
Atlas gardening gloves are a cult favourite among gardeners. (These ones are made from bamboo.) $32, Wayfair.
4. Watering can
For plants and flowers that don’t require hydration via hose (like hanging baskets), use a pretty watering can that also doubles as a vase to hold freshly cut flowers. $17, Ikea.
5. Hand loop weeder
No more weeding by hand with this tool! It’s designed to keep the edges of the blade showing at all times, which makes it easier to avoid hurting stems or roots of plants around the weeds. $18, Lee Valley Tools.
6. Tote with tools
If you’re new to gardening, this tote has got you covered. It comes with three essential tools and is a great way to keep all of your gardening gear organized and in once place. $40, Bed Bath and Beyond.
This durable trowel is made from stainless steel — it should never bend, break or rust. $22, Lee Valley.
Tubtrugs can be used for storage of any kind (laundry basket, anyone?), but they’re especially good for holding soil, mulch or compost while you work on your plot. $40, Amazon.
9. Boot slippers
These genius boot slippers mean you’ll never leave a trail of mud on your clean floors again. Just slip them over your boots or gardening shoes while you’re inside. $50, Lee Valley Tools.
Create amazing floral arrangements with the aid of a few “flower recipes.” This tome outlines the type and number of blooms needed to build stunning bouquets, and includes detailed instructions for how to create them, plus hundreds of helpful photos. The Flower Recipe Book by Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo, $38, Indigo.
Easily snip back overgrowth with these Felco handpruners, which feature lightweight metal handles and blades made from high-quality steel. $75, Amazon.
This book shows you how to create floral arrangements using blooms from the farmer’s market and your own backyard. Bringing Nature Home: Floral Arrangements Inspired by Nature by $41, Amazon.
These high-quality pruners are made by an English company that has spent more than three centuries manufacturing scissors. They can also make quick work of rope and cords. $41, Kaufmann-Mercantile.
14. Sun hat
15. Kneeling pad
A good kneeling pad will save your knees and this one is made with memory foam, so it contours to the shape of your knees. $50, Lee Valley Tools.
16. Professional watering can
Watering cans: every gardener needs one. This Haws model is made with heavy-gauge steel, which makes it lightweight and resistant to rust. $130, Bed Bath & Beyond.