Sweet charm: Haitian art sculpture is based on the work of blacksmith Georges Liataud from the ‘50s, crafted from recycled oil drums. Each piece is unique. $80 at Rolling Ridge Nursery

Just in case: Amazing Presto Bucket is watertight and holds up to 3 gallons. Stores flat in a zippered case when garden chores are done for the day. $15 at Rolling Ridge Nursery

Natural start: Start your seedlings in biode-gradable CowPots® and plant them pot and all. $11 for a  package of 12 at Sugar Creek Nursery & Garden Center

Noteworthy: Local artist Shelley Dieterichs has created note cards in a variety of designs, all themed for the gardener. $10 for a package of five at Sugar Creek Nursery & Garden Center

Catch some rays: Sun god garden plaque delivers sunshine even on the cloudiest of days. $19. from Rolling Ridge Nursery

Get a grip! Radius Garden Cultivator with aluminum-magnesium blade makes it easy to get down and dirty by minimizing hand and wrist stress. $16.95 at the Gifted Gardener

Critters castle: Welcome toads into your garden so they can banish hosta-munching slugs; they’ll love this blue ceramic toad house. $15 at Sugar Creek Nursery & Garden Center

Daylily or dahlia? Keep track of your garden efforts with copper plant labels on 10” stakes. $7 for a package of 10 at Rolling Ridge Nursery

Drink up! Make sure your plants don’t get too thirsty in our hot St. Louis summer. Weighted gauge includes glass measuring vial. $13 at Sugar Creek Nursery & Garden Center

Spring training: Welcome the cardinals next season with a nostalgic folk art birdhouse crafted from recycled materials by Nature Creations. $62 at the Gifted Gardener