Dig It

Get your garden started in style.

stylish gardening tools

Photo by Dave Bradley / Styling by Kara Butterfield

Clockwise from Top: Eero Aarnio for Alessi “Diva” watering can, $48, Addo Novo; glazed pot, $9, and oregano plant, $4, both Mahoney’s Garden Center; garden fork with wooden handle, $12, West Elm; zinc pot, $80, and Algerian variegated ivy, $15, both Mahoney’s Garden Center; Hunter “Huntress” rain boots, $125, the Tannery; paper-white bulbs, $1.19 each, Mahoney’s Garden Center; wooden dibble, $8.50, Simplemente Blanco; “Kanto” cotton-canvas container, $79, Marimekko; French pot, $145, and flower jar, $170, both Hudson; sweet basil, $4, Mahoney’s Garden Center; fabric tool holder, $24, Simplemente Blanco; spade with wooden handle, $12, West Elm; Japanese pruning shears, $14, Simplemente Blanco; notebook, $4, bird paper clips, $1.50 each, and beetle postcard, $1.50, all Gracie Finn; twig pencil, $2, Simplemente Blanco; assorted Botanical Interests seed packets, $2.50–$5, and chocolate-scented geranium, $5, all Mahoney’s Garden Center; teak tray, $85, Marc Hall Objekt; cotton gloves, $6, and pot brush, $12, both Simplemente Blanco; “Rosemary” ceramic plant marker, $6, Anthropologie; rosemary plant in clay pot, $25, Mahoney’s Garden Center.


Kara Butterfield Kara Butterfield, Editor-at-Large of Boston Home Magazine kbutterfield@bostonmagazine.com


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