Gift Guide: Plant Parenthood

Atmospheric Mix Seed Bundle

$26

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Plantgem’s Atmospheric Mix Seed Bundle makes cultivating a dreamy and co-ordinated garden easy. Comprising the sophisticated moonstone aster, delicate xanthos cosmos, textured starflower scabiosa and more, the bundle is full of beguiling plants that can grow anywhere in the US. Paired with PlantGem’s gardening instructions, these florals are as sensational as they are straightforward.

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Now available in a large size (16 by 14 inches), YIELD’s Spun Planter is made from a single sheet of aluminum. It features a perforated disc along its base that keeps out excess water, prevents root rot and allows water to evaporate back into the soil when it dries out.

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A Weed is a Flower Candle

$44

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Herbaceous and tinged with smoke, this limited edition candle from Bohemian Rêves aromatically attests to the expansive beauty of florals, as depicted in the accompanying book A Weed is a Flower: Artful Cannabis Photography. Made with soy wax and beeswax in collaboration with Portland, Oregon’s Maak Lab, this candle intoxicates with notes of jasmine, vetiver and terpenes.

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In addition to their best-selling Avocado Vase range (which includes a lush emerald green iteration), London-based Ilex Studio has introduced a smaller root-magnifying vessel intended for acorn growth. This bulbous glass vase allows plant enthusiasts to nurture and observe the development of a little oakling’s expanding root system and sprouting leaves. Made in the UK, the Acorn Vase comes in a MoMA exclusive pink colorway.

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Standing Flower Bubble Vase

$52

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From Denmark-based Studio About (helmed by architect Mikkel Lang Mikkelsen), the Standing Flower Bubble is an elegant and illusory vase, appearing as if the circular vessel (balanced atop a clear base) is floating mid-air. While visually delicate, the mouth-blown glass bubble is made from durable, scratch-resistant borosilicate glass and comes in a range of hues (amber, cyan, blue or green) and different tube heights (tall …

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The BOA III is a whimsical, design-forward way to provide structural support to plants. Made from powder coated steel, the stake (which comes in lilac or blue) weaves and curves to mirror the flow and growth of vines—a delightful visual that doubles as playful home decor. Price is in Australian dollars.

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The founder of Cleveland-based Pattern Play Glass, Jordan Fine imbues joy and whimsy into her textured, color-forward glasswork. For her Blue Crush Flower, Fine sculpts one-of-a-kind pellucid green stems with blue petals, flecked with a mesmerizing pattern that evokes the marbled sunlight on the ocean floor. No two are alike—and the flowers range from eight to 11 inches in length.

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Terracotta + Sage Check Planter

$55

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Australian designer and horticulturalist Lauren Brown crafts handmade cotton canvas planters using water-based paint and local materials for her eponymous online shop. From it comes the Terracotta + Sage check planter, a playful and functional way to house greenery and cover up unsightly pots. Available in sizes large (25 by 25cm) and small (20 by 20cm), this patterned holder enriches and brightens any space. Price …

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Crafter Trouser Pro

$139

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From two-year-old Swedish company Garphyttan, the Crafter Trouser Pro are durable, practical work pants made from a water-repellent and flexible fabric blend of cotton, polyester and elastane. With plenty of pockets for tools and sleeves for inserting (and holding in place) knee-pads, these pants are perfect for gardening, household chores and camping. They’re available in five colors, but our pick is the green.

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The Fillmore Hoodie in Sunflower Embroidery

$110

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Designed in collaboration with the beloved Ron Finley—aka Gangsta Gardener, the horticultural activist who aims to transform food deserts through a concept he calls guerrilla gardening—The Fillmore Hoodie in Sunflower Embroidery is part of Taylor Stitch’s Dig In collection. The French terry hoodie has been crafted from 100% organic cotton and promises a comfy fit and vintage look. Embroidered with a sunflower, this hoodie has …

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Edible Flower Garden Kit

$120

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The Edible Flower Garden Kit from Plantgem comprises 15 young plants, representing five varieties: cream troika nasturtium, cats white viola, strawberry blonde marigold, black and white nigella and potomac lavender snapdragon. Capable of growing anywhere in the US, these flowers can be planted outside (after the last frost) where there’s decent sun and will be ready to bloom in the summer—when they can then be …

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“Ikebana Practice #1” Print

$30

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Just as ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, emphasizes observing and appreciating the beauty of nature, Lauren Doughty’s “Ikebana Practice #1” print celebrates the forms and shapes of bouquets through warm yet lively hues. Printed on Hahnemühle Museum Etching paper with a matte finish, this London-based illustrator’s giclée print is packed and signed by the artist and comes in protective cardboard. Price is in …

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