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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Go on over to Garden Shoes Online to see these and many other gardening tools and accesories. 

wgloveI 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,wgloves 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.

   There are  different colors too, check them out along with other styles of Bionic Garden Gloves at gardenshoesonline.com or just click on one of the pictures. wwgw-colors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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

until your back gets used to it. ~Author