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10 gardenista must-haves

Get growing with our hip list of garden essentials.

Spring has sprung and it's time to get dirty! Whether you're an aspiring green thumb or a seasoned gardener par excellence, we've dug up 10 of the coolest tools, accessories, decor items and all-star finds we know you'll love. Read on for the season's hottest must-haves, guaranteed to please the wild at heart.

Aquilegia mix Bag O' Bulbs, $16.97
botanus.com
A bag of double-flowering Columbines is the perfect gift for a flower lover (yourself or someone else). These pretty perennials are just the things for a shady or semi-shaded spot in your garden. The pre-selected colours take the guesswork out of coordinating that seemingly thrown-together, casual vibe.

Garden Maker's French Market Garden kit, $19.95 USD
greenfeet.com
Avid cooks and small-space gardeners will delight over Garden Maker's French Market Garden kit. You don't have to be a beginner to reach for the convenience of an all-in kit. This one's complete with seeds for 10 different veggies, including (mesclun mix, d'Avignon French radishes, baby cucumbers, babelle baby carrots, yellow pear tomatoes and other chi chi designer veggies), plus ID stakes and a marking pencil. (Also comes in Fragrant Flower and Culinary Herb gardens).
Zinc plant markers, $18.50 per set of 25 (includes fade-resistant carbon pencil)
addedtouchstore.com
Avoid surprises by identifying all the specimen in your garden. These rustic-chic zinc plant markers are extra-tall and have roomy 3-inch nameplates so you can go nuts -- why write "Muscari" when you can write "Muscari armeniacum 'Early Giant'"?
Earthbound Gardener bar, $4.99 per bar
rockymountainsoap.com
Banish ground-in dirt from your hands and nails with a gentle exfoliating soap. The Earthbound Gardener bar uses wheat germ and pumice powder to slough off grime, while aloe vera, cocoa butter and beeswax moisturize. Yarrow extract helps heal scratches. Order several bars and share them with all your garden lovin' friends.
Wardian Case. $58.80
leevalley.com
This glass-panelled Wardian Case provides stylish shelter to delicate plants needing high humidity conditions. The tempered glass panes and powder-coated metal frame create the perfect tabletop mini-greenhouse, indoors or out.

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