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Garden Bliss: Discover Essential Tools and Shops

Check out my top garden shop picks and must-have tools! These stores have everything you need to make your garden shine. They each offer unique products that boost creativity and amp up your garden’s beauty. Plus, I’ll share the tools I can’t live without—they’re my go-to for keeping my garden lush and thriving. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, these resources and tools will set you up for a gorgeous and fruitful garden!

My Favorite Garden Seed & Supply Resources

I couldn’t have my beautiful garden without the help of these garden shops!

Garden Shop for seeds at the Eden Brothers

I discovered Eden Brothers while searching for a rare Oriental Poppy. Their germination rates are stellar, showing they truly care! With hundreds of heirloom, organic, and rare seeds, they’re a treasure trove for gardeners.


Bulbs aren’t my specialty, but they’re a must-have for spring! Each year, I order Tulips, Daffodils, Crocuses, and more directly from Dutch Grown. Founded in 1882, they’re one of the most esteemed flower bulb exporters in the Netherlands!

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I can rely on True Leaf Market for superior quality and an extensive flower selection. But they are more than just a seed company—they offer everything you need from start to finish for growing plants.


Botanical Interests offers meticulously selected, high-quality varieties, including trusted heirlooms, that thrive effortlessly. Their unmatched quality and guaranteed seeds, tested by a third-party lab, ensure a worry-free gardening experience. 


Bootstrap Farmer, a family-owned gem, offers an extensive range of gardening equipment for both indoor and outdoor use. From greenhouse kits to seed trays, they have it all, plus invaluable resources like greenhouse tutorials and expert tips.

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I’m a fan of supporting family-owned businesses like Territorial Seed Company. They excel at providing everything a gardener needs, including comprehensive growing guides. Their seed varieties are meticulously trialed ensuring top quality.

My Essential Tools for a Thriving Garden

The indispensable tools I rely on to nurture and maintain my garden sanctuary:

Japanese Style Weeding SickleHand Hoe

The Zelarman Japanese-Style Weeding Hand Hoe is my #1 favorite garden tool!  Also known as a Hori Hori knife, it is a multi-purpose marvel. Crafted from high-quality steel, this tool is both durable and versatile, making it a gardener’s secret weapon against stubborn weeds and compacted soil.

Best Garden Trowel

The Garden Shovel – A Heavy Duty Gardening Hand Trowel, with a Carbon Steel Trowel and a Rubberized Handle. A garden trowel is a versatile tool, a gardener’s trusty sidekick. This one is perfect for digging, planting, and mixing soil. My favorite trowel by far! 

pruning shears

My Gonicc 8″ Professional Premium Titanium Bypass Pruning Shears are essential for maintaining plant health and appearance. Sharp blades ensure clean cuts, preventing damage to plant tissue that can lead to disease. I keep them in my pocket when I am in the garden.

Best Garden Gloves

My Digz garden gloves are a true garden necessity. A perfect pair of gardening gloves is akin to a knight’s armor. Comfortable, super durable and my hands are well protected. They even have touchscreen compatible fingertips!


True Temper 6 Cu. Ft Steel Tray Wheelbarrow is a reliable wheelbarrow and a gardener’s best friend when it comes to transporting heavy loads. Whether moving soil, compost, or plants, a sturdy wheelbarrow eases the burden, making tasks less labor-intensive. 

Gilmour Garden Hose

The Gilmour Pro Commercial Hose 3/4 Inch x 100 Feet is the best hose out there! I know a lot about hoses as my livelihood depended on them when we were growing plants for sale. You want a garden hose that is durable, flexible, and long enough to reach all areas of your garden. This is it!

Western Chief Women's Garden Clog

I love my Western Chief Garden Clogs! I wear them all day. They are water-proof, grip the ground securely but I can just slip them off when I come in the house. Lots of great designs, too. I’m always getting compliments!

Dramm Water Wand

My Dramm Water Wand has a nozzle that gives a gentle, full flow for quick watering and you will have total water flow control with just one touch of your thumb.

slugs in the garden

Bonide Captain Jack’s Slug Magic Granules,Snail & Slug  Killer, Organic, Pet Safe Formula  When you’ve had your fill of collecting sticky, slimey slugs and just want to get the job done fast. It’s truly like magic!

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Amanda in Greenhouse with blooming Delphiniums. She loves growing flowers!

Amanda Shenstone

Flower Lover, Grower, Gardener

As part of Graceful Gardens for decades, I’ve garnered a wealth of knowledge about growing Delphiniums, perennials and annual flowers, and I am eager to share these insights with all of you.

Amanda Shenstone


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Bootstrap FarmerReliable equipment, supportive service, and helpful resources for starting your own plants. 

True Leaf MarketWonderful assortment of high quality seeds and just about anything else you need for the garden at great prices.

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