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Confession: As design lovers, we can't deny that our hearts skip a beat when we encounter an everyday object that's been reimagined into something a bit more beautiful. There's just something special about a thoughtful design being applied to the most quotidian of items, isn't there? With that in mind, to kick off gardening season, we're turning our sights to the most stunning batch of garden essentials we've ever seen.
From Japanese-made shears complete with sleek wooden handles to an heirloom-worthy Holland-sourced hand weeder, these gardening essentials are so pretty they just might inspire you to flex your green thumb. After all, summer is the season to get outdoors and commune with nature. So, as the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote goes, "Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air." Keep scrolling to shop a curated collection of the best gardening tools that'll encourage you to do exactly that.
This pretty plant mister makes remembering to water greenery easy.
A pair of well-designed gardening shears makes the tedious task of pruning plants much more enjoyable.
Made of stainless steel and tropical wood, this sleek toolset will inspire you to keep your garden in tip-top shape.
Keep tools within arms reach with a wall organizer that's far from an eyesore.
Weeding is arguably the most odious of gardening tasks—but this handcrafted weeder straight from Holland makes it a bit more bearable.
Temperature and humidity are two key factors for thriving plants. Keep an eye on both with this sleek weather station.
Add a touch of whimsy to a windowsill herb garden with these plant markers.
A blend of eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils keeps the bugs at bay while tending to an outdoor garden.
"Whatever your botanical task, these clippers can handle it," boasts the product description for this deceivingly powerful gardening tool.
This guide to keeping happy houseplants is so pretty it'll earn a permanent place on your coffee table.
Inspired to fill your space with greenery? These online plant delivery services will transform your space into a "jungalow."
This story was originally published on March 26, 2015, and has since been updated.