Spring! How beautiful. Outside the bulbs are starting to spring up and we are starting to get our gardens ready for Spring. To celebrate this we’ve rounded up some wonderful wild inspired products for March. From homewares to plants, subscriptions for natural flowers, wild inspired wearable art all the way to some wild and wonderful reading. Enjoy! x
Bumblebee Flower Subscription
bumblebee-bundle-bouquet-subscriptionSource: The new subscription service from Bumblebee Flower Farm is a wonderful way of supporting Irish, naturally grown flowers and also pollinators. Bumblebee bouquets are thoughtfully designed only using the very best they have to offer on any given week to deliver a seasonal sustainable bouquet of pollinator friendly flowers all lovingly cultivated using organic principals on Mags Riordan’s farm in West Cork.
Dahlia Kelsey ‘Annie Joy’ tubers
Exotic coloured Dahlia ‘Kelsey Annie Joy’ from farmer GracySource: Anyone else have Dahlia obsession? We are loving the colour of these exotic colouring of Dahlia ‘Kelsey Annie Joy’. Sunny and cheerful this variety which is available at Farmer Gracy is truly joyous on every level, bringing a bright, fruity punch of colour to borders or containers throughout summer and well into autumn. Each two-tone bloom is unique, with open petals blushed in a fetching shade of peachy coral and pineapple yellow, then centred with a glowing pink ruffled crown to provide a beautiful added detail! Start your dahlia obsession- package should come with a warning ‘once you start there’s no going back!’
Magee Teepee throw
Garden and Home throw by Magee of DonegalSource: This time of the year we are all read to get outside and enjoy the longer days. It’s still chilly though so what better than a cosy 100% wool throw designed and woven at the Magee mill in Donegal, Ireland? The experienced in-house design team at Magee work closely together, carefully selecting appropriate yarns and colours for each piece. The root of their inspiration is driven by the rugged coastal areas and textured landscapes which surround Donegal. This inspiration is reflected throughout the fabric in the distinctive colourful Donegal flecks.
Dreamy Dahlia Clair-Obscur from Farmer GracySource: That colour! This gorgeous dahlia tuber goes wonderfully with oranges and light dusty pinks. Dahlia ‘Clair-Obscur’ is anything but obscure. There’s nothing vague or unknown and certainly there’s nothing concealed. Dahlia‘Clair-Obscur’ is right there in your face in the summer garden. And she’s very ‘Clair’ or ‘clear’ about the beauty she gives it. One of the cactus varieties of dahlias, she sports long somewhat twisting tubes which spread like rays from the central group of short upright petals. In her case the tubes end in fringe-like tips like little white fingers reaching towards you!
Éadach by Sara O'Neill In Bloom
In Bloom silk scarf by Sara O’NeillSource: This scarf by Sara O’Neill was created for the show garden ‘The Great Outdoors’ at Bloom Festival in Phoenix Park in 2019, as part of a collaboration with garden designer Leonie Cornelius for the Irish Wheelchair Association. Sara was inspired by the Victorian language of flowers and mythology, looking into the symbolism of the flowers and amazing little creatures found in gardens.
L’Occitane Solidarity Candle
1 candle = 1 year of Vitamin A for 4 childrenSource: This beautifully soft and subtle vanilla-scented candle is one of our favourites in the office. For over 30 years, L’OCCITANE has closely supported the work of the Burkinabe women and worked with producers to encourage the leadership in women of Burkina Faso. Better again the Shea butter produced by this initiative is used in this gorgeous candle and L’OCCITANE will donate 100% of profits from the sale of this candle to support UNICEF’s International Vitamin A Supplementation Programme which aims to help end childhood blindness throughout the world.
RHS Gardening for Mindfulness by Holly Farrell
A book exploring the joys of Gardening and MindfulnessSource: Learn how to connect with nature and wildlife and escape from the chaotic world with gardening. Horticulturalist and mindfulness practitioner Holly Farrell provides an insightful guide into being a mindful gardener with projects, meditations and inspiration. Features projects including growing something from seed, planting a tree and creating a mandala.
The Well gardened Mind by Sue Stuart Smith
A book about rediscovering Nature in the Modern WorldSource: The Well Gardened Mind : Rediscovering Nature in the Modern World A prominent psychiatrist and psychotherapist Sue Stuart-Smith’s book is a fascinating exploration of how vitally important nature is to our psychological health. The Well Gardened Mind investigates the magic that many gardeners have known for years – working with nature can radically transform our health, wellbeing and confidence.
Black T shirt by Timothy Hammond
Just Grow It T shirt by Big City GardenerSource: Wear your intention with these cool T-shirts by Timothy Hammond of Big City Gardener (bigcitygardener.com). Timothy launched his brand in 2017 and Big City Gardener’s mission is to get as many people as possible to JUST GROW IT, which means growing their food.