25 Great Etsy Garden Finds
Handmade and vintage online boutique Etsy.com offers some surprising garden treasures.
By Charity Shumway
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/59976406/tiny-tiny-air-plant-terrarium-group-of-3">DonkeyLovesT
These adorable tiny terrariums make any desk or windowsill a happier place. The epiphytic plants inside don't require soil and are almost impossible to kill. Just remember to water every once in a while and you're all set. Terrariums range from 3" to 1". Set of three, $14.50. DonkeyLovesTortoise on Etsy.
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/56006448/dog-and-cat-friendly-seed-bombs">visuallingual</a>
These packs of gumball-sized seed-and-soil balls are perfect for lazy gardening days. Just toss and grow. This pet friendly variety includes a mix of catnip, cat grass, wheat, oats, and rye.$7 each. visuallingual on Etsy.
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/49387128/mason-jar-solar-lights4-vintage-blue">treasureagain</a
No need to fumble for matches. These antique blue Mason Ball jars are equipped with handmade twist-on solar light lids, so you get vintage charm and eco-friendly night lights all in one. Set of four, $55. treasureagain on Etsy.
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/59988230/fabulous-1920s-vintage-farmhouse-work">noodleandlouvin
Forget ugly organizers. Store your seeds and smalls tools in style with these vintage farmhouse work drawers. 11" x 3 1/2". Each drawer, $20. noodleandlouvintage on Etsy.
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/59939190/succulent-and-cacti-cutting-assortment">VivaFlora</a>
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For post-garden hand-pampering, this lotion is paraben-free, with natural and vegetable-derived ingredients. Choose your own scent, with options mixed from 18 essential oils. $10.50. cindydevore on Etsy.
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/41271507/caligata-garden-deckchair">gallantandjones</a>
This foldable deck chair pairs a classic black walnut frame with stylish Tina Turk fabric. Best of all, it's easy to store and hide when the weather turns. It's not cheap, but with every purchase, the shop donates to Love Trees, a kid's tree planting organization. $380. gallantandjones on Etsy.
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/48829045/garden-trellis-in-natural-cedar-or">andrewsreclaimed</
Add a hint of Japanese garden style with this recycled cedar wood trellis. Hand brushed galvanized steel pipe makes it feel both sturdy and modern. 6'4" in height, 20" wide at top. $145. andrewsreclaimed on Etsy.
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/60044645/plus-hanging-bird-feeder-pumpkin-orange">joepapendick<
This handmade creation looks beautiful hanging from a tree even when there aren't any birds around. 12" high, 14" wide. Can be finished in any color combination. $75. joepapendick on Etsy.
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/54179148/parkway-bench">IndustryMfgCo</a>
The ultimate in functionality, this bench is built with walnut colored composite planks made from recycled milk jugs on a rigid A-36 steel frame with UV-resistant powdercoat colors. $70. IndustryMfgCo on Etsy
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/59525825/brass-sundial">RuggyDesign</a>
Tell time the old-fashioned way with this vintage solid brass sundial. The face reads, "I count none but sunny hours," which you can adopt as your personal gardening motto. $20. RuggyDesign on Etsy.
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/59945499/waverly-muse-persimmon-damask-print-sun">diypillows</a
Liven up your patio with a quick dash of fade-resistant color. This bright "Waverly Damask" 16" x 16" pillow cover is made from mildew, stain, water, and fade resistant indoor/outdoor fabric. It slips right over your existing pillow, and it's a great price for handmade. $12.99. diypillows on Etsy.
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/59917138/herb-garden-plant-markers-mini-nickel">NinaGibsonDesig
For your window box herb garden, these pretty nickel markers help you remember what you planted where. Set of four, $28. Custom plant markers also available. $7 each. NinaGibsonDesigns on Etsy.
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/43747833/adirondack-chairnew-style">compulsivecollection</a>
You can't beat the comfort of an Adirondack chair. This lawn-ready version is handmade from cypress wood and hand-painted with a primer and three coats of durable white exterior paint. $259. compulsivecollection on Etsy.
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/57706806/concrete-planter-box">Archer Ave</a>
Modern and elegant, this planter works indoors or out and is made from a concrete mix that includes 20% recycled ash filler and fiberglass strands for additional strength. 4" x 4" x 13.5" planter, $22. Archer Ave on Etsy.
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/55821736/pretty-pair-of-vintage-chippy-white">OldTimePickers</a
This matching pair of wrought iron chairs needs a little love (they're missing seats, for starters) but they've got undeniable vintage appeal. 32 ¾” in tall. Pair for $125. OldTimePickers on Etsy.
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/50513358/cerulean-planter-set-of-five">VirginiaWyoming</a>
This grouping of small planters is beautiful indoors or out. The cerulean glaze makes leafy greens pop. Each planter is approximately 3". Set of five, $58.50. VirginiaWyoming on Etsy.
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/54682630/succulent-collection-great-wedding">SucculentsGalore</
Perfect for gifts, these adorable succulents are shipped bareroot and ready to plant, with just-the-right-size terracotta pots and detailed instructions on how to care for them. Three succulents and pots for $14.Succulents Galore on Etsy.
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/56059005/wish-tree-tags-plantable-paper-damask">ArtfulBeginning
Turn any gift into a garden gift with these plantable paper gift tags. Wildflower seeds pressed into the paper will sprout when covered with soil and watered. Set of 25 gift tags, $25. ArtfulBeginnings on Etsy.
These seed favor envelopes are adorable as party favors, but they're also sweet for slipping into thank you notes. Each seed favor envelope measures 2 ¼ x 3 ¾ inches and includes 25-30 seeds with planting instructions. Choose from either white daisy, purple coneflower, green zinnia, blue larkspur, yellow coreopsis, or vegetable seeds. Set of 50, $99. RathburnSmithFarms on Etsy.
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/57797566/50-organic-strawflower-helichrysum-mixed">RathburnSmit
Give your garden a pick-me-up with these bright mixed color annual strawflower seeds. Seventy days after planting, you'll have multiple stems of vivid strawflowers on every plant. 50 seeds, $1.75. RathburnSmithFarms on Etsy.
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/35190617/japanese-floating-lantern-glass-art">Garden Jewels</a>
Pretty in the daytime and dazzling at night, this Japanese Shoji lantern floats on a stained glass mosaic. Place a glass votive inside and the glow reflects across the water. $159. gardenjewels on Etsy.
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/56870398/heirloom-pandora-striped-rose-eggplant">AzureDandelion
There's no vegetable as delicious as the one you grow yourself, and these heirloom Pandora Striped Rose eggplant seeds produce a particularly beautiful fruit. Each packet contains approximately 30 seeds, $2.50. AzureDandelionGarden on Etsy.
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/59469722/pif-organic-orange-calendula-flower">thebarefootshaman
These Calendula officinalis seeds grow into bright orange flowers, but the best part might be all the potential herbal remedies they may yield. Each seed pack comes with suggestions for healing potions made from the flower petals, ranging from eczema cures to anti-inflammatory treatments. One seed pack, $.20. thebarefootshaman on Etsy.
Photo by: <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/59706225/mason-bee-house-eco-friendly-reclaimed">andrewsreclaim
This mason bee nest mimics the ideal natural nesting conditions for the mason bee. We love the burned bee logo on top. $21, andrewsreclaimed on Etsy.