Affordable Garden Gear + Decor

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You can tell I’m just itching to get outside every day – I’m eating my dinner on the patio enjoying the sound of birds chirping and bees making their way home to the hive.  I love to spruce up the garden with little touches of personality and revive my garden tools, if needed.  Here are some things I already own and some I have my eyes on –  most around $15-$20, all under $60.

Garden Decor

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Aged Iron Bird Feeder / Geometric Lattice Pot / Terracotta Mushroom Set
Garden Rabbit Rock / Garden sign /Animal Garden Sculpture

I had galvanized mushrooms but they disappeared after we had our roof done, I think they got accidentally scraped up with the old roof since they are untypical garden decor.  I have a thing for bunny garden decor naturally, but I love that you can finally have them in your garden without them destroying anything.  I have the old rabbit in a tractor garden sculpture but the carrot car is pretty dang cute too.

Fashionable Gardener


Garden Boots / Sommerset Hat / Leather & Linen Garden Gloves

While I own three Hunter wellies, my favorite are floral ones from Target that I can slip easily in and out of.  I’ve linked to a similar pair from Target, I guarantee they will be the ones you wear the most.  The Sommerset hat from Terrain has SPF in it – naturally because of how tightly woven it is.  My garden gloves need to be refreshed so I like finding a fun pair to keep me through the next year.

The Gear


Popup Tote Bag / Fish Fertilizer / Pruning Shears
Seed tin / Tubtrug (various colors) / Galvanized Bin

We have two of the popup totes from Target – one red and one green.  They fold down easily for storage and you can fasten a lawn bag inside for easy disposal.  It’s so lightweight I drag mine all around and throw in clippings.  The best fertilizer is the fish fertilizer you mix with water, it smells horrible but it works so well.  The Chinese put a fish at the bottom of a newly dug hole right before they transplant a new tree – so they are onto something!  I have owned three of these shears – I keep misplacing them so I get a new one.  I have an old antique box for my seeds but this tin one is so cute.  We have the Tubtrug in yellow and it’s amazingly durable – great to load with grapefruits or anything heavy, it’ll hold up!  I also own two of the galvanized bins from Walmart. I put a few bags of fertilizer in it and drag it around my yard, super durable and super adorable too!

Do you have favorite garden supplies or gear you buy every season?

{Photo by Melissa Schollaert}

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next creative themed party. She continues to blog weekly.


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