Spend a little or a little more-playful accessories are half the fun of gardening
High: Peacock coir doormat, $38, at Anthropologie, 3532 N. Southport Ave., 773-935-2693. Butterfly flower mix seed shaker, $15, and ivory ceramic floral candle holder, $14, at Smith & Hawken, 1780 N. Marcey St., 312-266-1988. Bambeezee ceramic pot, $23.99, at Gethsemane Garden Center, 5739 N. Clark St., 773-878-5915. Bronze carbon-coated steel handfork, $25, and cast-iron bird, $12, both at Smith & Hawken. White dahlia porcelain taper holder, $26.25 at Sprout Home, 745 N. Damen Ave., 312-226-5950. Hermès Ulysse notebook, $240, and paper refills, $50, at Hermès, 110 E. Oak St., 312-787-8175. Barbara Wiggins Designs leather journal, $85, at The Paper Source, 919 W. Armitage Ave., 773-525-7300.
Low: Floral coir doormat, $14.99, at World Market, 1623 N. Sheffield Ave., 312-587-8037. Seed packets, $1.49 to $2.49, at Gethsemane Garden Center. Lotus ceramic tealight holder, $5.99, at Target, 2656 N. Elston Ave., 773-252-1994. Ceramic pot, $12.50, at A New Leaf, 1645 N. Wells St., 312-642-1576. Worth Garden Products fork, $4.75, at Sprout Home. Victoria Hagan Perfect Pieces resin blossom object, $9.99, and aluminum bird, $7.99, both at Target. Orange leather journal, $16, at Anthropologie. Thomas Paul woodgrain journal, $15, at Art Effect, 934 W. Armitage Ave., 773-929-3600.
Photography: Tyllie Barbosa