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Re: re nursery interview apparel


Rich - you're right on the money!  I have 4 pairs of Foxgloves.  For the
first pair I chose small, and they're a little too small, but useable.  Then
I got medium, and they're a little too long, but more comfortable, so the
last 2 pair are also mediums.  I especially love them for potting and
weeding.  They save your skin from the ravages of the soil, but are thin
enough that you can actually feel what you're doing.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard T. Apking" <richa@midlands.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 10:05 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] re nursery interview apparel


> Hi Kitty,
> Congrats and all that.  Try: www.foxglovesgardengloces.com and see what
they
> have.  Have bought my sisters Christmas presents, they are both avid
> gardeners, they really like the gloves, and both have rather petite hands,
> thus are hard to fit off the rack.
>
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 1:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] re nursery interview apparel
>
>
> > Thanks Wendy,
> > I think I'm ok for the time being.  Except I washed my new petite length
> > jeans in the hopes they would shrink a bit, but they didn't - still too
> > long.  Hmmm.  The only thing I've had trouble finding were rubber
> overshoes.
> > They make lots of these for men, but not women.  (Ladies: rmember the
days
> > when a woman couldn't find a decent work glove?)  I tried on a pair of
> mens'
> > small, but they are way too big.  All I've found so far are Totes' brand
> for
> > women, clear with an elastic on a button that don't look like they'd
hold
> > up.  I have a pair of comfortable boots that I've sprayed with water
> > repellant, but I like the idea of overshoes - rubbers we used to call
> them.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Wendy Swope" <wendyswope@mindspring.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2004 3:15 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] re nursery interview apparel
> >
> >
> > > CONGRATULATIONS, KITTY!
> > >
> > > As usual, I'm about a week behind on my e-mail, or I would have
> > Hip-Hip-Hoorayed you the day you posted this!
> > > It's great you are getting back in the game, AND will be earning
enough
> > > to support yourself! I understand finding a job that pays well enough
> > > for one to live on can be hard to find in nursery work.
> > >
> > >
> > > I'm sure lots of folks who know more about these things than I do have
> > > given you ideas for a gift for the Horticulture Educator who was so
> > > helpful, so I'm not even gonna try. <says the humble home garden
> > > enthusiast> Have you decided on a gift?
> > >
> > >
> > > A couple of ideas about work apparel on a tight budget: Have you
checked
> > > out your local thrift shops? In my own area, I know of 3 Goodwill
> > > stores, a Salvation Army store, a St. Vinnie de Paul, and one huge,
> > > independent secondhand store called Valley Thrift. Granted, these
places
> > > don't always look clean, but I have found them an excellent source for
> > > "like new" jeans and other tough, casual pants, as well as
nice-looking
> > > longsleeve cotton shirts that keep the sun off my arms. I just take
the
> > > stuff home and give it a good wash before I wear it. I was stunned
when
> > > I found out that most of these stores even have sales! Goodwill takes
> > > 50% off EVERTHING on the last Friday and Saturday of each month--good
> > > sturdy jeans for $2.50 or $3 a pair! So the only dailly/garden wear I
> > > can't buy at my favorite junque stores are undergarments, shoes and
> > > socks, and hats, and I have better quality used clothes than what I
> > > could afford new.
> > >
> > >
> > > If you haven't found your shoes yet, I highly recommend shopping
> > > www.footsmart.com and www.newbalance.com for a wide selection of
quality
> > > discounted choices. I love high-top leather Rockports for the ankle
> > > support they give me while I'm digging in my garden, but they are
> > > expensive and hard to find in local stores. By searching the Web for
> > > shoes (or in my case, "boots"), I can usually come up with a pair I
like
> > > for half to three-quarters of the normal price. I get my Birkis this
> > > way, too. (IMHO, if you can afford to, you could do no better than to
> > > get a pair of Birkenstocks to replace those canvas slip-ons for home
> > > use! Your feet will thank you.)
> > >
> > >
> > > Good luck, Kitty!  Have fun!
> > >
> > > Wendy
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > I got the call yesterday.  I start working at Arbor Farms some time
next
> > > week.  I'm sure I would not have gotten this job but for the
> Horticulture
> > > Educator at our CES.  He went to school with the owners and called
them
> on
> > > my behalf.  Any ideas on what sort of thank you I should give him?
> > >
> > > New thoughts on apparel:  I start next week - they'll let me know when
> > they
> > > get word of the expected arrival of their truck delivery from Oregon.
> > Snow
> > > has melted and things will be muddy, so I figured I needed some boots.
> > > <snip>  I decided to get some more durable leather tie shoes.  So I
went
> > shopping yesterday for a
> > > sale on footwear.  Also got a pair of cotton twill pants and 2 pair of
> > jeans
> > > (I didn't have any).  <snip>
> > >
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