Garden Grandeur

Tend and track your garden in style.

  • Photo by Steve Henke
    Herbarium collector ($130), from russell + hazel, 4388 France Ave. S., Mpls., 952-279-1360,
  • Photo by Steve Henke
    Wood tray ($19.99), also from Uncommon Gardens; beehive watering can ($45), from Tangletown Gardens, 5353 Nicollet Ave. S., Mpls., 612-822-4769,
  • Photo by Steve Henke
    Vintage garden tools ($9.99 each), from Uncommon Gardens, 5750 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls., 612-866-3033,

Chris Plantan named her Minneapolis-based stationery brand russell + hazel after her grandparents, but she only recently discovered her Grandpa Russell’s affinity for journaling—specifically, about gardening. His meticulous handwritten records of plant life dating back to 1914 inspired the 2012 russell + hazel herbarium collector—a stunning tribute that seamlessly blends old and new. Plantan thinks Grandpa would approve. “Just the fact it encourages interaction with plant life and can be used as a family heirloom would make him happy.”