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Gardening Tools That Will Unleash Your Inner Green Thumb

Cultivating your garden is more fun with these stylish picks

Original Article: Paula De Guzman Photography: Morris

Ready to start your garden? Make sure you have the necessary tools. Get started on your gardening dreams with these must-haves:

1. Gardening Boots

Protect your feet from mud, dirt, and twigs that can wound your feet when you step on them. 

Sloggers Boots, available at True Value, 6/L Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City

2. Bulb Planter

This tool cuts through soil and grass so it will be easier to plant bulbs like onions. 

Bulb Planter, available at True Value, 6/L Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City

3. Drinking Flask

Stay hydrated when working under the sun. Fill this flask with water and bring it with you outdoors.

Flask, available at AC+632, 2/L Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City

4. Sprinkler

Avoid overwatering and drowning your plants with this handy tool.

Sprinkler, available at Komodo Teak Furniture, G/L LRI Design Plaza, 210 N. Garcia St., Makati City 

5. Gloves

Protect your hands while tilling the soil with this pair of gloves. 

Gloves, available at True Value, 6/L Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City

6. Gardening Book

The gardens featured in this book will motivate you to start your own. 

1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die by Rae Spencer Jones, available at Powerbooks

7. Decor

This bird cage makes for a charming accessory for your garden. Place it in a corner along with potted plants or flowers to create a whimsical vignette. 

Bird Cage, available at Sifra Interiors and Objects, 3/L Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City

8. Pot

Whether it's herbs your planting or an ornamental plant, this pot makes for a stylish vessel. 

Plant Pot, available at AC+632, 2/L Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City

9. Hat

Protect your face from harmful sun rays with this hat. It also completes your gardening #OOTD. 

Sloggers Classic Hat, available at True Value, 6/L Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City

10. Twigs

Hosting a dinner in your garden? These twigs will add a rustic charm to your table. 

Twigs, available at AC+632, 2/L Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City

11. Lantern

This solar-powered lantern creates a romantic vibe when lit in the evening. 

Peyton Lantern, available at True Value, 6/L Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City

Read the original article ("Garden Variety") in the April 2014 issue of Real Living magazine. Download your digital copy on the Real Living App. Log on to for more details. 

PHOTOS: Louie Aguinaldo

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