Behind the Design: Inspiration to Get Planting

May is the busiest month for local greenhouses and also the best time to get planting. Our Creative Director, Heather Kane, has rounded up a few of her favorite garden goodies with a design twist to inspire you to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.

By Heather Kane

May 2018

Items found in Springfield, MO to inspire spring gardening
Photos by Brandon Alms
“There’s something about traditional terra cotta pots all stacked up, ready to be filled with herbs or annuals. I especially love these pots for their tiny scalloped details.”
Three-Tiered Hanging Basket from Everything Kitchens
Photo by Brandon AlmsA Place for Produce: This three-tiered hanging basket (The Global Market, $19.95 at Everything Kitchens) is perfect to hang in a window in order to let your produce ripen naturally in the sunlight. Purchase Photo
Terra Cotta Pots with a Scalloped Edge from Harrison House Market
Photo by Brandon AlmsTerra Cotta Love: Traditional pots with a twist and an amazing price point? Yes, please! (small pots, $4.50 each at Harrison House Market) Purchase Photo
Gold Watering Can from The Market
Photo by Brandon AlmsWatering Wonder: Not only is this gold watering can (Opri Henri, $41 at the Market) beautiful and would make a lovely display, but the tiny, long spout makes it perfect for watering dainty, small potted plants. Purchase Photo
Plant Label Stakes from Wickman's Garden Village
Photo by Brandon AlmsLabel It: These little plant label stakes help you remember what’s sprouting up in your garden and are so cute. ($3.95 each at Wickman’s Garden Village) Purchase Photo
Nemadji Style Clay Pot from Harrison House Market
Photo by Brandon AlmsVintage Style: This style of clay pot is known as the Nemadji style. These colorful gems were sold everywhere from the Grand Canyon to the Alamo during the 20th century and are still popular among collectors today. (Nemadji pot made in Estes Park, $32.50 at Harrison House Market) Purchase Photo
Hudson Valley Seed Co. Seed Packets from Flora & Fern
Photo by Brandon AlmsThe Art of the Seed: Hudson Valley Seed Co. has the most lovely seed packets, each designed by an artist. (Hudson Valley seed packets, $5.50 per pack at Flora & Fern) Purchase Photo
Floral Tea Towels from Harrison House Market and The Brown Derby International Wine Center
Photo by Brandon AlmsFloral and Bright: These tea towels inspired by the loveliest gardens are as practical as they are beautiful. (Bloomingville purple floral towel, $8.50 at Harrison House Market; April Cornel, yellow towel, $9.75 at The Brown Derby International Wine Center)

Heather Kane, 417 Magazine Creative Director

As 417 Magazine’s Creative Director, I pull inspiration from all over. Design is a passion of mine, and when I’m out scouting products to feature in the magazine, I run across items I just have to share with our readers.

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