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Re: gloves


Donna,

Have you tried Aquahands from GardenWorks for your pond stuff? I love them,
and even my husband, who hates gloves, uses them to keep warm and dry in the
late fall, winter and spring. They're made by GardenWorks in Bellevue,
Washington, and sold at www.createagarden.com as well as many local pond
places here.

And Libby, The Weeders by GardenWorks have longish fingers for their size,
as do Fiskars. I think the Fiskars might be even longer, though I've washed
them all so much it's hard to tell.  GardenWorks also has Extra Large sizes.

By the way, if anyone hates sunscreen, but recognizes the necessity, Sun
Dab, also by Garden Works, doesn't stink like other sunscreens do. It has a
bit of Lavender in it, which seems to help repel some of the bugs, too.

d


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 8:54 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] gloves


> Depends on what I am doing in the garden. Most times I use 'wonder
gloves'-
> open knit with rubber coating on one side. At least your hands can
breathe!
>
> I tend to get a lot of cuts at work as well as tend to dry out and crack
at
> this time of the year, so really have problems in the pond, and tend to
get
> infections from time to time. If dividing lilies or something out of the
> water, I use latex gloves.
>
> I also use the latex gloves when fertilizing... seems that stuff also
> bothers my hands.
>
> Donna
>
> >
> > 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
> > gloves...
> >
> >
> > Libby
> > Maryland zone 6

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