Sunday, October 31, 2010
Small things I can't live without
Usually these pretty gloves(ok, not so pretty now) are gifts since I wouldn't buy them for myself.
Luckily they make them larger now for women. Years ago it was a joke...what, made for tiny hands ?
They can be washed more often than the "one size fits all" cheap gloves.
There are times when I need heavy duty gloves like pruning rose bushes or just cheap ones
for everyday use and when working in wet soil.
Anyway can't beat the price of the dotted ones (less than a buck apiece)at Ollie's and
you can wash them a few times, but not forever !
Had these metal copper garden tags about 8 years after picking 'em up at a garden show.
Nice thing about them is that once you use permanent markers to label them for a
new plant you can always spray over with white paint and reuse for different plants.
I've seen them as cheap as 10 for 7 dollars...not bad. Think maybe I paid too much .
These have to be my favorite tags. Can you guess where I got them ?
Ok, it's not a hard question...$5 mini blinds cut by scissor to size needed.
Can't beat the price and they last much longer than the ones that come with potted plants.
Most of the time I seem to have to buy new pruners every year,
think maybe it has to do with SHAME... not taking care of them !
Sometimes they last a few years.
This is a tool a gardener can't live without.
The pretty one is a gift and not as good as you might expect.
Just give me the $10 pruners from HD or Lowes and I'm happy.
Scissors are used for so many projects as well as in the garden.
Because Hubby always and I mean ALWAYS loses them the best buy is at the dollar store.
That's right...only ONE dollar for one pair !
Use them for deadheading flowers,cutting ground cover back...just about everything.
Also for cutting jute when tying up plants to a stake.
We started with 8 pairs this year...now we're down to 3.
Go through a lot of jute, tying plants to trellises or stakes.
Also used for trying to straighten out floppy arborvitaes and shrubs due to winter storms.
Just leave them on and let them rot or clip off later for a clean look.
Mostly used for hubby's tomato plants.
Sometimes used in the garden but mostly used for a variety of projects.
Can't live with out these knives.
By the way... they go missing also!