If you want to wear something that is a bit more durable on mucky ground than a shoe, especially when the terrain is deeper dirt or mud, the Muck Scrub Boot from Garden Shoes Online should be your first consderation.

 This is a boot designed for messy chores and working outdoors. Hosing them off cleans them in a snap.  They are waterproof, comfortable and also come in fun colors as well as the traditional green.  It has a stretch-fit binding at the top that snugs your calf to keeps warmth in and the breathable Airmesh lining keeps your foot dry(from perspiration).

The multi ribbed tread gives you good traction and the seamless, easy to clean rubber overlay makes it waterproof.  Even the top flex foam bootie is waterproof as well as snag resistant.  It has a kick rim for hands free removal and natural rubber reinforcement in the toe, heel, achilles, and shank areas that offer extra protection when working with tools.  If you want a boot that goes on and off easily and keeps your feet dry and comfortable, the Muck Scrub Boot is a great choice.

Working at Garden Shoes Online gives me the opportunity to try out different products and let you know what I think so you can know the ins and outs before you buy.   Women's GardenGrips clogs

These Garden Grip clogs are one of my favorite pairs of shoes.  I have worn them so much this winter because they are rugged and good in the messy weather.  My feet stay dry and warm and they are easy to slip on and off for errands or working in the yard.   Women's GardenGrips Clogs

 They aren’t stiff, and really fit my high arches.  There’s a flex panel on the top that makes bending your foot comfy~that isn’t something I find very often~especially in clogs. Women's GardenGrips Clogs

 . Women's GardenGrips Clogs

 It’s nice to have on shoes that are ready for action.  Often, though I don’t intend to get working in the garden, something catches my eye and before I know it I am digging or raking or whatever.These soles have great traction in the grass, even on steep slopes like my front yard.   Garden Grips

They are great for gardening chores because they have  a composite shank, so you don’t hurt your foot when you shovel.  They also have water and stain resistant leather as well as an inside liner that keeps your feet comfortably dry. Women's GardenGrips clogs


  Of course, if there’s more than an inch or two of  sloppy weather I wouldn’t wear them, I would switch to a boot, but in the case of needing traction when it’s  a bit slushy or muddy, these are so easy to slip on and go. I used them in the garden last fall and again, as long as you aren’t in deep dirt or mud, these really do the job.


 Let’s overlook for a minute how cute these shoes are and talk about them being waterproof. There will be no wet toes when I am wearing these. web-kjkj-076

 I especially like the snug high ankle that will keep dirt and rocks out ofweb-kjkj-069 my shoes when I garden.

 There are a couple of different patterns and there are also pull on boots. They fit comfortably and slip off easily when you need to run indoors and your feet are muddy. 5217xmf-cho

 All and all a great shoe or boot and the colors are a real mood lifter.   Makes me feel like going out there and playing in the dirt, if only it wasn’t frozen and covered in snow. 5216xcm-2t

 Sooner or later nice weather will arrive and if you are looking for me, I will be out in the garden in my new Bog’s.


These Bog are 100% Waterproof and have natural hand-lasted rubber and a four way stretch outer shell.  They have non-slip, non-marking and self-cleaning outsoles and Aegis anti-microbial odor protection insole.  They are comfort rated from temperate to -40°F or sub-zero conditions.  Click on any of the photos to visit Garden Shoes Online and find out more about these shoes and boots.



Well, it is January  and way too cold to wander around with my camera so I will share some spring pictures from last year and dream about when I can get outside and start the spring stuff in my garden.  It might be 3 months and that’s about as much time as I can tolerate, especially  while listening to the plows clearing the streets.pics-163

  I was in Lowes the other day parusing reduced Christmas decorations and there~ like light at the end of the tunnel~ I saw them.  SEEDS!  Needless to say I quickly abandoned the winter clearance department to take it in.  Those shiny packages with the pictures of vegetables and flowers gleamed in the sunshine…okay so it wasn’t sunshine, it was light that was trying to find it’s way through a very overcast sky into the windowed roof above the seasonal department. w-ant

I didn’t buy any, I hadn’t planned yet!  I’m not ready!…. So I just admired the display.  It looked like just the beginning of what will be the springtime products.   As I comtemplated these lovely morsels of life~ I realized it wasn’t the same feeling you get when you see those first Christmas decorations in October, which we all think is way tooo soon. The stores drag it on and on so that by time December arrives we are sick of all the decorations they offer. bleeding-heart-watermark

 No,  I welcomed the early anticipation of spring by this store.  I commend them for knowing that we need this hope that fair weather will once again return.lilac

 Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the winter and the snow this time of year, it’s just that I know that when it is mid February I will be itching to get outside and play in the dirt while breathing in warm fresh air and listening to birds chirp. Seeds will bridge that gap until spring is here. They will get me through. iris-w

 So I left there not with Christmas decorations to store away until next year, but with spring in my mind and gardening in my heart.  today-104 

 ~Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.  ~Doug Larson


Visit Susan at A Southern Daydreamer and see what others have going on outside and maybe there will be photos from places that are warm that have gardening going on.