Garden Party

Dig in to goods and tools that will turn your suburban backyard into a beautiful, peaceful oasis.



Clockwise from top left: Seed storage envelopes, $10 each, Tobisho handmade eight-inch pruners, $98, Sophie Conran sieve, $42, thread nippers, $28, jute rope, $8, ramie yarn skeins, $6.50, aluminum tags, $26 for 100, copper tags, $12 for 10, and Sophie Conran trowel, $42, at The Gardener. For store information, scroll to the bottom of the article.


 

Clockwise from bottom left: Vintage green toolbox, $75, assorted wood crates, $35–$75, and large metal wire basket, $75, at Farmyard Darlings; basketweave pot, $7.99, at Orchard Nursery; glass pharmacy jars, $27.50–$31, Pierre faceted terrarium, $95, and staghorn fern on large board, $57, at Crimson Horticultural Rarities; large Fabriano terra-cotta pot, $60, stenciled metal bucket, $30, flower screen lantern, $50, cream bark textured pots, $5–$15, peony (Paeonia ‘Yellow Doodle Dandy’), $100, and artichoke pot, $9.99, at Orchard Nursery. For store information, scroll to the bottom of the article.


 

From left: Rusty metal bucket, $35, and assorted wood crates, $35–$75, at Farmyard Darlings; green glass vases, $35–$50, at Orchard Nursery; large metal wire basket, $75, at Farmyard Darlings; blue glass bird feeder, $25, at Orchard Nursery; honey in found containers sealed with beeswax by Steven Harris, $10–$18.50, at Farmyard Darlings; green glass hummingbird feeder, $25, at Orchard Nursery; antique farm tools, $45, at Farmyard Darlings; yellow glass hanging birdbath, $35, and Chinese redbud tree (Cercis chinensis ‘Don Egolf’), $125, at Orchard Nursery; glass pharmacy jars, $13.50–$31, at Crimson Horticultural Rarities; vintage soda bottles, $15–$25, and bundled vintage books, price available upon request, at Farmyard Darlings. For store information, scroll to the bottom of the article.


 

Clockwise from bottom left: West County garden gloves, $24, at The Gardener; Cissus hanging vine, $45, at Orchard Nursery; vintage fruit-picking ladder, $45, at Farmyard Darlings; assorted Clematis vines, $39–$49, at Alden Lane Nursery; “Earthy Twindle” pyrite, wood, and copper sculpture by Ally Maser, $150, at Esqueleto; Juniper Ridge cologne, $85, at Crimson Horticultural Rarities; vintage wood crate, $75, at Farmyard Darlings; large Tillandsia, $85, and small Fabriano planter, $25, at Orchard Nursery. For store information, scroll to the bottom of the article.


 

Clockwise from top left: Small Xerographica air plant, $25, large Tatine candle, $39, large caput-medusae air plant, $15, gold and copper bowl, $20, Santa Maria Novella terra-cotta potpourri urn, $55, Mulberry hanging planter, $20, Norah Zinc containers, $4.50–$15, Object and Totem clay cone object, $45, ceramic flask, $55, and assorted succulents, starting at $5, at Crimson Horticultural Rarities. For store information, scroll to the bottom of the article.


 

Stores

Alden Lane Nursery: 981 Alden Ln., Livermore, (925) 447-0280, aldenlane.com.

Crimson Horticultural Rarities: 470-A 49th St., Oakland, (510) 992-3359, crimsonhort.com.

Esqueleto: 482-A 49th St., Oakland, (510) 629-6216, shopesqueleto.com.

Farmyard Darlings: 3295 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, (925) 899-0345, farmyarddarlings.com.

The Gardener: 1836 Fourth St., Berkeley, (510) 548-4545, thegardener.com.

Orchard Nursery: 4010 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, (925) 284-4474, orchardnursery.com.

 

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