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Re: gloves

I agree with you about the fun of not wearing gloves, and if I had not had so many lymph nodes removed when I had cancer I wouldn't ever wear them. I've learned the hard way, though, that it's very embarrassing to tell your doctor your gross infection is from digging in the yard, when you've been clearly told not to do that. Those gloves Kitty uses are the best, but I don't mind the cheap copies. They really are the closest to wearing nothing.
----- Original Message ----- From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 5:35 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] gloves

Libby, I never wear gloves. I like to feel what I'm doing and they make me
hot. Of course my hands show it completely. But, just one of the joys of
gardening I guess. I will wear them if I'm messing with brambles, or
prickly plants, but other than that I just consider them a bother. I'm
envious of people who are comfortable in them. It makes a big difference in
the hands.

[Original Message]
From: Libby Valentine <grdner03@yahoo.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Date: 3/8/2005 11:24:26 AM
Subject: [CHAT] gloves

Some while ago, perhaps even as long ago as to have been on the AHS
list, we had a brief discussion on gardening gloves (did anyone ever get
a pair of goat gloves from Mr. Glover?). Yesterday it was in the upper
60s here (a tantalizing prelude to today, as it is now howling wind and
accumulating snow) and while I had time and weather I dug a bunch of
pesky Bermuda grass clumps out of the curbside rudbeckia/echinicea bed.
Make that dug and pulled. And since my favorite pair of gloves got holed
last year and I like to feel what I'm pulling, I ended up doing it
barehanded. Did a fair number on my hands, between splinters and scrapes
from the cut stalks and usual wear and tear, plus my fingers were
cracking anyway from winter dryness.

I have Mule work gloves for handling branches and brambles and such, but
not for more delicate gardening chores.
My question to you all is: do you wear gloves for gardening and if so,
what kind? I generally can't wear women's gloves because the fingers
aren't long enough, and if I could wear them I'd need women's XL which
isn't usually available. My DH thinks I'm nuts not to have worn

Maryland zone 6

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