I have been working hard to get my yard in tip top shape. web-jkl-142

 I have a huge baby shower and a graduation party to throw in June. They are a week apart so our work is cut out for us. (What was I thinking? two parties in a row?)  web-t-014

Anything that makes work easier is welcome in my tool collection.  I have been using my Radius transplanter to move my plants and put in new ones.  I love the round handle because it gives you so much more to hold on to and you can fit both hands on it. It also has a large foot step which makes it easier to push down into the soil.  The stainless steel blade feels like it is strong enough to handle anything. web-t-008

 I am also using my Yard Butler Terra Weeder  a lot.  ybtt1w-2t

The Weeder gives you a forked side as well as a bladed side that can cut through roots or lift rocks.  I have been using it non stop for planting and weeding this year.ybtt4t-2t

  I also have their Terra Tiller which is a larger version of the Terra Weeder.  It’s handy at larger digging jobs but I find the Terra Weeder is a bit easier to handle for doing most things.web-jkl-166

 Slowly but surely I am getting the gardens in shape for our fun summer ahead.  Having the right tools makes gardening even more of a pleasure than it already is.

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Toolstep Shovel Foothold

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Womanswork High Performance Garden Gloves

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Radius PRO Garden Tools

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Bogs Women’s Mattie Posies Garden Shoes

Slip your feet into these fun, waterproof shoes from Bogs.
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Garden Works Knee Benz

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Sloggers Rain & Garden Boots

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Garden Works Presto Bucket

Presto! It’s a bucket! Folds flat and pops up for easy use.
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Sloggers Insect Shield Bandana

Keep away those pesky bugs with these cool, comfortable bandanas.
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Felco High Performance Pruning Shears

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All New Square Foot Gardening Book

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Sloggers Deluxe Garden Tote Bag

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All New Square Foot Gardening Cookbook

Taking your harvest to the table with over 120 recipes.
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Rosso’s Bamboo Planters

Biodegradable bamboo fiber planter and saucer set.
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The Green Gardening Guide

Simple, Significant Actions to Protect & Preserve Our Planet from Joe Lamp’l.
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Tubtrugs

These have so many uses… Every home should have tubtrugs.
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Bogs Women’s Classic Mid Cosmos

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Rosso’s Retro Chic Birdhouses

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Womanswork Bog Gloves

The Bog Glove is perfect for working in wet conditions.
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Garden Works Comfort Grip Soil Scoops

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Sloggers Women’s Classic Garden Hats

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cobrahead I have a new favorite tool. I use it for just about every chore in the garden. It lifts weeds, digs holes, pulls out rocks, creates rows, edges, lifts, transplants, pulls up chunks of grass and on and on. The end is sharp on both sides so it slices roots as you dig. That also makes it great for both right and left handed gardeners. The blade is self sharpening so you don’t have to worry about it getting dull. I also like it in my rock garden hill. It can dig through the rough dirt with ease. I just love it. I used it to put in all of my plants this year. CobraHead has made life a whole lot easier. I don’t know how I gardened without it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up

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columbine3I am glad that we finally put our plants into the vegetable garden.  My husband and I did that last evening.  It’s not a huge garden, but it is big enough to keep us, and our extended family in tomatoes and zucchini all summer long.   Of course we now have many hot pepper plants.  He got a bit carried away choosing.  I guess I will have to find some good salsa recipes.  It is really nice that my husband has taken an interest in gardening.  His enthusiasm is contagious and it’s really great having so much help.

We put a soaker hose all through the vegetable garden today.  This is our first experience with a soaker hose so I will see how it goes.  It is supposed to save a lot of water and I am all for that.  It was definitely better with two of us managing the hose and the digging.  I used my Cobra Head Tool.  That really made it easier to lay it under the soil. I just love that thing.  I use it for everything.    

I have spent pretty much all my spare time out in the garden the last four days.  My knees hurt as well as most every other joint in my body. But… the flowers look good and the veggies are planted. All is right with the world.

I have had a lot of fun putting in the enormous amount of plants I bought last weekend.  I am almost ready to sit back and watch the show.  That is until tomorrow when I go outside and think of 10 new things that need to be done out there.

 

  

 

 

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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~ Lao Tzu