This lightweight folding garden stool, made of steel and nylon, also comes with a tool bag that can fit underneath the seat. Hook-and-loop fasteners can attach and detach the bag, which has 21 pockets for tools, from the stool frame. The Gardener's Tool Seat is sold by UncommonGoods.
The Gardener's Tool Seat is a complete package of portable seating and tool storage. The stool, made of steel and nylon, can be used with the tool bag underneath, or the tool bag can be separated from it via hook-and-loop fasteners. It comes in hunter green and kelly green, sold by UncommonGoods.
This teak stool can serve as a stylish and multi-functional gardening seat. You can use it when gardening, and then offer it as extra seating for guests. The teak will naturally weather to silver gray outside. It's sold by Gardener's Supply Co.
Illustrating her epic creativity and ready supply of vintage items — often donated by friends — Susanne has used rusty tools to create an arbor and an installation on a concrete pillar in her DIY garden design.
The garden is divided via gates and brick walls covered in creeping fig into several distinct rooms that help make the space feel like a special secret to explore. The neat, clean brick surface makes the garden conducive to entertaining.
Busts can bring a sense of elegance to a garden. Consider adding one to a potting table, as seen in designer Susanne Hudson's Georgia garden. She's the co-founder of the annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival, Garden Tour and Flower Show in Douglasville, Ga.
When the 15-acre Azalea Garden at Biltmore bursts into bloom, the color shimmers and sizzles. The azaleas usually pop toward late April and fill May with vivid flower hues. When adding azaleas to your garden, try to buy plants with a few open flowers, so you can be sure you’re getting the color you want. Pair azaleas with an evergreen groundcover like vinca vine, which blooms in tandem with azaleas in spring and adds green color to the planting all winter long.
Micro gardening opens up food growing possibilities for city dwellers, renters and others. Roof gardens are a great way to grow in urban spaces, but Anne Gibson of TheMicroGardeners.com says it's important to consider drainage and local weather conditions. If exposed to winds or strong sun without protection, plants tend to dry out more quickly.