I have been using Bionic Gardening Classic Gloves since the beginning of spring. They are comfy and have sensitivity that rubber gloves just can’t give. My fingers don’t feel clumsy when I wear them and I can pick up even tiny things easily. Unlike other leather or cloth gloves, the seams have never caused blisters or even soreness. I have to say I am impressed with their suppleness and recovery after getting muddy or wet. They are a must have if your hands get tired and sore while gardening and there isn’t the sweating issue you get with many gardening gloves. The wrist closure supports your wrist and keeps the dirt out as well. The thing that really surprised me is that they are washable. I never would have thought that possible of leather gloves, but it’s true. They came out of the washer looking a lot closer to new than when they went in, and they didn’t shrink. After a few bends of the hand, they were comfy again without stiffness and they looked good. They feel more like golf or batting gloves instead of gardening gloves. I definitely recommend them to any of you who like to get your hands dirty~without getting your hands dirty.
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Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made
by singing: — “Oh, how beautiful!” and sitting in the shade. ~Rudyard Kipling
I have just solved a mystery. I had 3 plants grouped together that were here when we moved in. When they emerged in the spring time I thought they were weeds so I cut them down. Last year they grew back, again I cut them down. This year when they sprouted, I decided their determination deserved a chance so I put them in an inconspicuous spot to see how they grew and what kind of flower if any, they had. Yesterday I was weeding, and when I moved the large leaves to see under them, there was a really funky flower uncurling. It looks like a calla lily except it is black (maybe dark purple) with light yellowish green stripes that originate in the center and fan out. It almost resembles a cobra. I had to hold it open to show the inside because it wants to stay curled like in the picture. They grow from a tuber, the stalks are purple, the leaves are grouped in threes and the plant is about two feet tall although the stem for the flower is only about 4 inches long. It is not the most colorful flower, but it is unique, very unusual and beautiful in it’s own way. Well, after searching the Internet I was able to discover that it is an Arisaema Triphyllum, better known as Jack in the Pulpit. I had never seen this type of flower. As far as I can tell it is a triphyllum, there are many varieties but this seems to resemble that one the most. Though it prefers partial shade and shade, it can tolerate sun as well, so it fits anywhere. It gets a bright red group of berries at the end of summer. I think it is a very tropical looking plant. I now respect it’s strange beauty and perseverence.
Who said you couldn’t teach old gardeners a new trick?
How strange that Nature does not knock,
and yet does not intrude! ~Emily Dickinson
This is my entry for the Picture This Photo Contest offered by Gardening Gone Wild
Living in upstate New York doesn’t make it easy to have container gardens in May. We had a hard frost just two nights ago. I put my plants in the next day though because the weather is supposed to be nice for the next week. I like to live dangerously! It’s Memorial Day this weekend, it should be safe by now. Thanks for the opportunity to participate. Plants and pictures are two of my favorite things. Happy Spring!
Flowers in the yellow pot are geraniums, coleus, dianthus, lobelia, red mandevilla vine
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson