Beautiful container plantings add instant appeal to your deck, patio, entryway, porch, or yard.

Sunset  – May 22, 2009 | Updated March 9, 2021

Container gardens are one of our favorite ways of gaining instant style points. Up against shade or drought? We’ve got a container garden for that. Need more color? Check. This gallery has a container garden for every budget and garden space—take a look.

Our Favorite Gardening Tools from the Sunset Store

The Sunset Store is full of tools, puzzles, knickknacks, and more to remind you of all the reasons you love the west. The gardening tools below were handcrafted with the home gardener in mind; check them out and don’t forget to tag us in your garden pics @SunsetMag on all social platforms.

Sunset Gardening Apron

sunset garden apron on white

We’ve teamed up with the good people at White Bark Workwear in Los Angeles, California, to produce our first official Sunset garden apron—a sustainable and practical tool for gardeners everywhere. The spacious utility pockets are gusseted to expand and provide extra room for tools, twine, garden clippings, and anything else you might need to keep near.

Sunset Garden Apron, $125
   

Fisher Blacksmithing Hand Trowel

Style Meets Function

The subtle patina and refined hardwood handle give this trowel modern flair. The blade is made from high carbon steel and the handle from American Black Walnut. Simple and sturdy, this tool is reminiscent of what you might find in your grandparents garden or farm shed. The wide blade holds a lot of soil and the pointed shape allows you to get through more stubborn substances as well.

Hand Trowel, $63
   

Fisher Blacksmithing Garden Cultivator

sunset store fisher blacksmithing garden cultivator

This elegant rake is great for breaking up dirt and attacking weeds!  The tines of the rakes are ideal for working with grasses and other weeds that have shallow, rhizomes, or runner-type growth. The carefully bent side tines flare slightly below the ferrule creating a beautiful, fleur de lis image. The solid steel rivets are set horizontally to the direction of pressure providing additional stability for the rake.

Garden Cultivator, $60
   

Vintage Sunset Camellias Cover Personalized Garden Flag

vintage sunset camellias cover

Plant your flag! Our weather-resistant garden flags come custom-printed with your family’s name. Show off your pride in the West— and, ahem, your good taste— with your favorite vintage Sunset covers.

Sunset Garden Flag, $17
   

Read the 2021 Gardening Issue

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