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Imagestormyla
Jul 20, 2010 12:20 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Gloves, Hats, Shoes, Aprons, Boots, Poncho's, Vests all comprise garden gear. Let's hear all about your particular garden fashions. Do they change seasonally? Would you not be caught dead in public in your garden regalia? Do your neighbors recognize you when you're not in your garden togs? Come on, tell all. Ears perked up!

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Imagestormyla
Jul 20, 2010 2:46 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Ok, I'll start this one off with a discussion of what else, Gloves. Most of you probably recognize my photo of the Atlas Nitrile gloves enjoying the sun after a bath. I love my Atlas gloves and won't use any other type or brand. In the coldest parts of the winter, I use the Atlas Thermal gloves. For jobs that require a bit more protection, I use my Atlas Mechanix Gloves. For really heavy duty thistle pulling or Rose pruning., I use my elbow length leather rose gloves.

I buy my Atlas gloves when 9Kittymom or Sheryl run a co-op on them. Whenever that happens, all of my friends and family get Atlas Gloves in their Christmas Stockings too. Big Grin
Imagewoodthrush
Jul 20, 2010 6:12 AM CST
Name: woodthrush
Albrightsville PA
The Atlas gloves are nice. We co-op them also. But for me personally, I just can't get used to gloves. I'll wear them for spring clean-up but during the summer I don't. I do wash my hands a lot though.
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Imagestormyla
Jul 20, 2010 10:04 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Pam, I've always been glove resistant too, but the Atlas Nitriles are the only ones that I've found that I can somewhat consistently keep on. During the gardening season, if I don't use the gloves, so much dirt gets embedded in the cracks on the skin of my fingers which won't come out. Then, when I'm in the office, handing people papers, they really notice it. The gloves do a pretty good job of preventing it.
ImageRoses_R_Red
Jul 21, 2010 1:54 PM CST
Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
I am always sorry when I go into the rose gardens without gloves. I bought a pair of leather gardening gloves at the Philadelphia Flower Show, but unfortunately, they are not elbow length and I always look as though I've been in a cat fight.

I really should care more about what I wear when I'm gardening. I posted somewhere else, that my neighbors must all pass my corner house to get into the cul de sac. They wave to me as they go by. The first time that I was invited to a home goods party (a few months after we moved here), they looked shocked to see me and said that "I cleaned up real good". Sometimes I go to Suzy's to help with gardening and my son in law takes pictures of me and comments that he wonders where I find my outfits.

I also posted somewhere that the old woman across the street commented the first time that we were in close proximity to each other at a neighbor's gathering. She said "I usually see you from so far away that I didn't really recognize your face, but I probably would recognize your butt because you're always bending to pull weeds or something. My husband wonders if she was watching when I got a very low plumber's sunburn one day when I was working in my really soaked sweat pants that had pulled way down from my waist.

Imagestormyla
Jul 21, 2010 1:57 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
LOL Hilarious! Hilarious! A plumber's sunburn?? Teri, That is entirely too funny. Hilarious! I've never heard that one before. Hilarious! Hilarious!
ImageRoses_R_Red
Jul 21, 2010 2:04 PM CST
Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
Yeah, Stormy. I came in and took a shower. and when I was putting on my clothes there was something about the pants that was bothering me. I couldn't see any scratchy labels or rough seams so my DH looked and saw that I was burned too far down to have looked decent.
Imagestormyla
Jul 21, 2010 7:48 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Hilarious! Hilarious! That's too funny, Teri. I bet Rob got quite a kick out of that.

Those long rose gloves are really good if you have to weed or work somewhere that poison ivy is lurking nearby. But they do get VERY hot this time of year.
Imagesallyg
Jul 22, 2010 7:12 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Hilarious! plumber's sunburn!

I totally concur with those knit/ coated gloves being a huge help in glove comfort, partly cuz with my long fingers, most ladeis gloves are too short and the cuff is up on the base of my hand. Mens gloves are baggy. Other brands of knits I' ve tried satisfy me .

My other fave thing is my nylon 'hiking pants with zip off legs and a lot of roomy pockets Loose and comfy, don't wet or get dirty so readily and if they do, dry more quickly than jeans, you can go long or short and can carry camera, clippers, cell phone, gloves, pencil, just everything! When life is good I can pull on my hikers first and get some garden time before showering up and being a real adult in public
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Jul 22, 2010 9:08 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Sounds good to me, Sally. Thumbs up I don't have any of those nylon ones, but would like some. I also love any pants with lots of pockets for the garden, especially those whose pockets have zips, velcro or flaps with snaps. I try not to put my cell phone in any of the lower pockets though, as I'm not always as careful as I should be about not getting my legs wet from a leaky hose or whatever.

I absolutely hate pants, capris and shorts with no pockets for garden work. That's when I wear my garden apron. I use those little half aprons with all of the pockets deigned for gardening. Got one at Walmart for $3 and a second one at a flea market for $4. They get soooo filthy, I usually have to soak one for a couple of days before I wash it. If I'm going to spend a lot of time potting things up at my potting bench, I wear an oilcloth apron, the barbeque type. They are waterproof and cover my shirtfront too. It really saves me a lot of laundering efforts and they wipe clean really easily.,
coleup
Jul 22, 2010 10:01 AM CST
Name: Judy
central Md
Sally, I love hiker pants, too. I roll up the legs rather than detatch 'cause I somehow lost one from my first pair. It's probably cavorting with the other sundries I have lost in my yard

Or perhaps the ground hog (Rambi) has appropriated it for his own dubious uses. Doubt I'll ever know. Wonder if they sell one leg replacement parts on ebay?
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Imagestormyla
Jul 22, 2010 10:09 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Hilarious! Hilarious! I wouldn't doubt it. You might get an interesting color scheme going there!! Judy, I think you could make quite a fashion statement with the one short leg look.

Talk about fashion, there's some pretty funny stuff in the Fashion Parade thread over in the Memory Lane Forum.

Sally, Thanks for starting the veggie thread in the Garden Tours Forum. Thumbs up
Imagesheryl
Jul 22, 2010 7:01 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Oh, Teri - that's too funny.

Good thing we're so rural here - I often don't do my morning shower until noon or so - there's no use showering and then going out and sweating so much that there's sweat rings around my collar in less than 20 minutes. So anyone seeing me might just scream and run. During the summer it's about 2 changes of clothing per day, quite the pain. So, what I wear is the least I can get away with!

I have to agree about the Atlas gloves - I too hate gloves in general, they're the first ones that I will actually keep on if I put them on. They also work great in the winter when you need nimble fingers.
Imagestormyla
Jul 22, 2010 7:11 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I keep a pair of the black atlas gloves in my black coat that I wear to work in the winter. Never know when you're going to need to pull the car over to do some dirty job, like fill your gas tank or cut some wild winterberry or juniper.
ImageRoses_R_Red
Jul 22, 2010 7:18 PM CST
Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
My DH bought me a great tool belt that holds all kinds of stuff perfectly (hand tools, glasses, markers and pencils, water bottle and etc. My youngest grandson thinks I'm so cool with my "Bob the Builder" toolbelt.
Imagesallyg
Jul 22, 2010 7:25 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Bob the builder, too cute!
Judy I saw Rambi modeling a slinky strapless number in a subdued khaki tone...

I have a garden apron =Bob kind= from Pnetree Garden Seeds but I don't like it. Things seem to either fall out from teh wide pockets or I can't reach them in the narrrow ones. Maybe the pocket geometry on that particular one is just slightly off. Do you wear it in front or back?

Now we all carry cell phones, pockets in clothes are becoming essential.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Jul 22, 2010 7:55 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
A slinky strapless khaki number...Sally, you are too funny. Hilarious! Hilarious! Groundhog Fashion Show Hilarious! Hilarious!

You're right about pocket geometry being key. Here's my two Aprons. The cheapie Walmart pink one is my favorite. It has three pockets and generally works very well. The top one is a more well made and pricer one, but it also has 3 pockets that are too deep and the center one is too narrow to get much of anything in and out easily, especially if you are wearing gloves.

I often think that someone could have a very nice cottage industry going making assorted styles , sizes and features in garden aprons. They had some nice ones in TJMAXX last month for about $8. But who needs another one??? Well, they would make a nice christmas gift or a nice gift table item for a plant swap.

Teri, Would love to see your BTB belt!!

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Imagestormyla
Jul 25, 2010 10:55 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Here's my gardening in the rain hat. Hilarious! I love to weed and water when it's drizzling. This has a wide brim, is very lightweight and is fairly waterproof. It's not very warm, which for me is a good thing. Mostly, it helps keep the rain off of my glasses and from running down inside of my collar.

It's collapsible and packs easily, so it takes a lot of trips. The chin strap has a little slip doohickey that can be adjusted for a better hold in windy conditions. It's made by Columbia and it qualifies as one of my most satisfying purchases. Smiling

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Imagesheryl
Jul 25, 2010 7:08 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Mmmm - and it's see-through? Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagestormyla
Jul 25, 2010 7:42 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Rolling on the floor laughing No, but it's been in the sea a few times. Washes up real easy & dries very fast!! Hilarious!

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