Shopping for one who loves a garden? Or maybe you're plotting to
plant a list where it'll be found by someone who is shopping for
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We started out on such a mission, determined to be practical,
Good gloves are always a great gift. We both like the West
County gloves and get long wear out of them.
Many garden centers carry this brand. We 've purchased them in
cities all over Michigan, in Wisconsin, Illinois and Massachusetts.
The price is sually about $20. If that sounds expensive, just
consider what your hands are worth, and that good gloves like these
will out last four or five cheaply made pairs.
When we want thinner gloves for more sensitive work, we wear
Atlas nitrile-coated gloves. More on gloves in What's Coming Up
This photo was taken at Pine Hill Garden Center in Traverse
Great stocking stuffers. Disposable packets that slip inside
gloves. Available at sporting goods stores, hardwares and even at
drugstores for less than $1 each.
Good tools and an apron
Tools that do the job and last. Our lists of tools and sources
What's Coming Up 134, pages 13-16 (all tools), and
What's Coming Up 166, pages 4-5 (pruning tools)
We like this apron with deep, sturdy pockets, because pruning
shears do chew up jeans pockets. This one we can see wearing its
dirt well. Plymouth Nursery, Plymouth,
Even the non-gardener has places for a beautiful pot. Plymouth Nursery
Silk plants for holiday decorations
It's hard to showcase and also safeguard a poinsettia from
cold. Switch to silk!
What beauties artificial plants are these days! Gardenviews, Northville
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