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Schenectady, NY


April 23, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9094397

There are a total of 136 votes:


I always wear a hat.
(14 votes, 10%)
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I wear gloves. (what kind?)
(44 votes, 32%)
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Clogs in the summer, boots in the winter.
(5 votes, 3%)
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No shoes at all for me!
(16 votes, 11%)
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Some of the above.
(45 votes, 33%)
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Other (tell us!)
(12 votes, 8%)
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Previous Polls

scooterbug
Tellico Plains, TN
(Zone 7b)

April 23, 2012
10:53 AM

Post #9094487

Crocs. Can't live without them. Worn with short socks when it is cool or wet.

steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 23, 2012
12:24 PM

Post #9094617

I have never been able to stand wearing a hat. It annoys me too much. I have difficulty keeping my glasses on for the same reason and I also cut labels out of clothing because they irritate me as well. I wear gloves about half the time, depending on the chore. Gloves make my wrists itch. I wear flip flops in summer and most of what we call winter and crocks with wool socks if it is really cold. Wool is the only fiber I know that insulates even when wet. 'Hard to find wool socks anymore.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


April 23, 2012
12:42 PM

Post #9094634

Try bamboo socks...really soft and extremely warm. (not sure about the 'warm when wet' though)

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 23, 2012
1:06 PM

Post #9094680

(giggle) I have this funny visual...
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 23, 2012
2:27 PM

Post #9094781

None of the above. I wear a hat hiking or at the beach but not gardening. I only wear gloves when I work on the rose bushes. I like to feel what I'm doing. Tennis shoes summer or "winter". Never bare feet. Ouch!

Domehomedee

Domehomedee
Arroyo Grande, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 23, 2012
2:32 PM

Post #9094790

You only wear gloves! I hope those rose bushes are in your back yard LOL.
I try to always wear gloves (gardening) as my hands get soooo dry.
I should wear a hat, being a redhead, but I get hot in a hat.
My friend tease me about my little brown shoes, but I wear my light weight boots everywhere!
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

April 23, 2012
2:33 PM

Post #9094793

Domehomedee wrote:You only wear gloves! I hope those rose bushes are in your back yard LOL.
!


LOL!
mamasita
Southern Dutchess Co, NY
(Zone 5b)

April 23, 2012
4:29 PM

Post #9094950

Sunglasses!
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

April 23, 2012
4:56 PM

Post #9095000

At least flip flops (so I don't track dirt in the house), gloves and sunglasses.
At the garden center, where I work, close toed shoes (required by the company), gloves (when I remember), sunglasses and in the summer, a wide brimmed hat.
And so Domehomedee doesn't tease me, pants and a top. At both places... ;)
Barb
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

April 23, 2012
4:58 PM

Post #9095005

Gloves atlas 370 best glove I have ever found.
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

April 23, 2012
5:03 PM

Post #9095014

Riverland - same here! I have pairs in each car, greenhouse, and two at work.
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 23, 2012
5:06 PM

Post #9095021

Always bare feet or flip flops.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 23, 2012
5:24 PM

Post #9095046

Hat when at work due to the sun burning up the asphalt, no gloves-hate em, clogs when at home so I can easily slip in and out of them and sunglasses when the sun annoys me! lol

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

April 24, 2012
5:14 AM

Post #9095545

I only wear leather gloves while I trimming the trees and roses...

DreamOfSpring

DreamOfSpring
Charleston, SC
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2012
6:01 AM

Post #9095628

Garden clogs (not as comfy as crocks but waterproof) and sometimes gloves depending on what I'm doing that day.

earthling

earthling
Rowlett, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 24, 2012
6:28 AM

Post #9095676

knee pads most of the time, also...
frogymon
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2012
7:20 AM

Post #9095764

I always wear a hat, it keeps the sweat out of my eyes and protects my scalp due to thinning hair. I wear gloves or not, depending on the chore at hand and the type of glove also depends on the chore. Sunglasses are a must and footwear is always Crocs, either the clogs or a pair of hikers if I'll be using a shovel or mowing. The Croc hikers are so comfy I bought a second pair to take on my European cruise.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2012
7:28 AM

Post #9095780

i always wear a hat and i wear gloves most of the time. hat has a wide brim. the gloves are nitrile touch atlas brand (like wearing no gloves at all) and i slip leather gloves over them if i'm dealing with something thorny. shoes are usually tom's but i have a pair of ariat side zip paddock boots for "real" garden work.
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 24, 2012
7:42 AM

Post #9095809

Atlas gloves, usually a hat, barefoot whenever possible. Sunscreen. Can't abide the look or feel of plastic shoes, although as noted above they have a huge following. Absolutely love my Skiller garden pants, canvas with knee pads, tons of tool pockets. Oh yeah, and lately I've added lightweight wrist guards to my garden wardrobe, sigh...
ogon
Paradise, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2012
8:51 AM

Post #9095882

I never wear a hat, as others have said, they're itchy and uncomfortable! I try to wear gloves, but end up wearing them about half the time because I like to be able to feel what I'm doing. Mechanix brand gloves are pretty thin but still protective, so I do wear those sometimes- especially around roses :). I never wear clogs, just flip flops or barefoot most of the year, or tennis shoes during the coldest months. Sunglasses in the backyard sometimes, but the front yard is very shady most of the day. A casual summer dress or shorts and a tank most of the time, or yoga pants and a sweatshirt during the cold months. Jeans, and t-shirt, and lightweight boots when digging big holes or using power tools though!

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2012
9:12 AM

Post #9095911

Gloves atlas 370 best glove I have ever found.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


April 24, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9095944

Agreed...If you've not used those Atlas 370's, you're missing out. I can pick up seeds and handle small seedlings easily with mine.
ericabelle
West Plains, MO
(Zone 6b)

April 24, 2012
3:30 PM

Post #9096223

Gloves - Ethel gloves. I wear them so much I develop tan lines on my wrists!

Bookerc1

Bookerc1
Mackinaw, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 24, 2012
8:17 PM

Post #9096594

I almost never wear a hat, though I know I should. Just too hot and seem to always be in the way. I never used to wear gloves, either, as I couldn't find ladies' gloves with long enough fingers, and men's gloves were too wide. Then I discovered the Atlas nitrile gloves, and I almost always wear them now. I can feel everything, even plant seeds with them on, but they protect my hands.

KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

April 24, 2012
9:02 PM

Post #9096637

Gotta wear a hat to keep ticks outta the hair, 'cause I live in the woods. I love my fox gloves that fit like a second skin so I can pull the tiniest weeds.

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2012
3:30 AM

Post #9096840

Not fashion & unseen, but I always wear sunscreen. Otherwise, I'm wearing gloves, sunglasses, cap w visor, & worn jeans, shorts, or capris (depending on the temps) with big pockets. I need the big pockets; even if it's an apron or jacket; for tissue, cell phone, reading glasses, etc... I like to wear my old "water" shoes in warm weather. In cooler weather, I wear old sneakers with socks. Add the tattered faded t-shirts, and I do look pretty raggedy. Most importantly, I always wear a BIG SMILE. : )
Nixta
Brookfield, CT

April 25, 2012
6:23 AM

Post #9097036

Life is short. Garden in your PJ's and slippers.
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

April 25, 2012
6:41 AM

Post #9097047

LOL, Nixta, yep, done that, too. You step out just to admire the garden, and lo and behold, there's a weed or two that calls your name!

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

April 25, 2012
7:28 AM

Post #9097096

Ticks ... ack! They are really bad around here this year. :(

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

April 25, 2012
7:43 AM

Post #9097112

I never wear a hat, gloves depends on the job what kind I use...guess I'll have to get me a pair of those Atlas ones, and on my feet old sneakers, Adidas soccer sandals or barefoot

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2012
9:15 AM

Post #9097244

it's funny because you can see the parts of the country where people feel free to garden bare-footed...can't do that with any comfort in the south...fire ants will get you! LOL
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 25, 2012
11:19 AM

Post #9097393

Im 1 of the barefoot people and Im in the South LOL. My ex was obsessed with getting rid of the fire ants since we split Ive never treated for them and now I hardly ever see them. Now I have problems with snails and slugs tho. Ive lived here for almost 20 yrs and this is my second year dealing with slugs and snails. I still think they are better then fire ants but scorpins are a whole other issue.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2012
11:45 AM

Post #9097414

i wish you had a secret you could share to explain your absence of fire ants! lol
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

April 25, 2012
11:48 AM

Post #9097417

So much for my zone envy of the deep south...yikes!
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2012
12:17 PM

Post #9097437

I've only had fire ants once. I wonder if it's because of our proximity to the ocean (2 blocks)?
Barb

Domehomedee

Domehomedee
Arroyo Grande, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2012
12:22 PM

Post #9097442

I like the idea of gardening in your PJ's. Maybe I'd have a decent pair of pants to wear out and about then, LOL.
Fireants . . . makes me glad I'm in California with the black widow spiders.
And thanks for the info on "good" gloves. I've always been a soft leather girl but I'm willing to try something diffferent and less expensive!

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2012
2:31 PM

Post #9097572

i doubt it, barbie. when i lived in the keys, the fire ants had mounds next to the water line. when tide would come in, they flooded and they'd march right back when the tide went out.
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

April 25, 2012
3:17 PM

Post #9097632

Here are the foxgloves I was referring to--not cheap, but worth it:
http://shop.foxglovesinc.com/category_s/42.htm

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 25, 2012
4:17 PM

Post #9097699

ACK! I got a pair of those (or similar) for my husband whose arthritis was making it hard for him to prune his roses! He lost them.
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

April 25, 2012
6:38 PM

Post #9097833

Nope, they're definitely not made for that! lol
Sashagirl
Davenport, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2012
4:54 AM

Post #9098224

Atlas 370s, always! My DH always said I have a glove fetish! Ha!
I buy these by the dozen (or more), and love to give them to gardening friends for birthdays, Christmas, special events, etc.

So far, I've only bought them from Co-ops.

They wash up great. I wash them in my plant sink, while still wearing them. A small scrub brush and lava soap usually cleans them up nicely if I haven't let the mud dry on them (which I do, quite frequently. Oops..) I just let them air dry.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 26, 2012
5:43 AM

Post #9098297

she has a plant sink!

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2012
5:49 AM

Post #9098301

LOL.
frogymon
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2012
6:35 AM

Post #9098381

Doesn't everybody have a plant sink? Mine doesn't have running water yet, but it will in the near future.

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KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2012
7:05 AM

Post #9098412

Very cool!

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2012
7:13 AM

Post #9098425

Show off.
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

April 26, 2012
7:33 AM

Post #9098450

Love it.
I have a sink too! In my greenhouse. It's a double that we found by the side of the road. My hubby put in a pump to run water from my rain barrel to the sink. Love it! The picture shows the sink, pump and rain barrel (a carolina jasmine is covering it) right outside the greenhouse.
To get back on topic, I throw my atlas gloves right in the wash. I try to buy mine at our County Arboretum's store, to help support them.
Barb

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Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


April 26, 2012
10:27 AM

Post #9098623

Another vote for the Atlas gloves. I have several pairs (and so does my husband) and they are the best thing since sliced bread. I can do everything but handle teensy tiny seeds with them on. My hands and nails are in MUCH better shape since I started using them every time I decide to dig :-)

Shoes are optional. If I'm doing serious gardening, then it's some comfortable old running shoes, but if I"m just playing in the dirt, it's flipflops or barefoot for me.
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2012
10:50 AM

Post #9098635

I get my money's worth out of my old sneakers, too. I keep using them until too much dirt comes in through the holes. lol

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 26, 2012
12:33 PM

Post #9098762

Terry, I love my Atlas gloves, and I got some for my husband, but I think gloves require too much forethought for him. He can use higher brain function at work, but not home in his cave. :-)

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


April 26, 2012
1:38 PM

Post #9098857

KyWoods - yes, that's true! I realized the other day that one of mine have a hole that's letting in quite a bit of dirt. Guess my socks and I have a date with the Clorox here pretty soon. I'm loathe to give them up yet, they've got a lot of miles on 'em and they fit just right!

Carrie, it took mine a while to see the virtue in gloving up, but he's come to appreciate that it takes less time to slip them on and off than to scrub off the grime when you don't (not to mention, dealing with dried, cracked fingers and cuticles - clay soil sucks the moisture right out of your skin.) Not to mention, a few rounds with brambles and stickery weeds can get just about anybody to reach for the heavy-duty gloves. And the coup de grace to braving it bare-handed? He's developed a sensitivity to poison ivy.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 26, 2012
1:56 PM

Post #9098873

I hope that before mine has any more few toes in the grave he will see the error of his prideful ways, folks. Ever since I bought my first ATLAS gloves in a DG co-op, I have been an Atlas convert. (I was already a gloves and mittens person, I just didn't know about Atlas.) Now all my lady-like gloves genes have been sublimated by the Atlas Gloves gene spliced in.

DH is super-sensitive to all kinds of brushed-against things, mowed-down things, pruned things and weed-whacked things, but to date, has found it more fits his image to suffer in silence and then MAYBE need a trip to the ER next week for steroids! If he acted that way at his REAL JOB, well, never mind. Three cheers that some sensible spouses are able to take direction. (He'd probably say I don't take direction either!)

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


April 26, 2012
2:50 PM

Post #9098926

I wouldn't say he took direction. I bought the gloves, showed him how thin and flexible they were and then left it alone. I'd wear mine, he didn't for a while. Then eventually he decide it was worth a try :-)

And I'll go on record and admit that stubbornness is not exclusively a guy thing...I'm the same way: it's gotta be MY idea for me to fully warm up to it.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 26, 2012
3:54 PM

Post #9099010

Hear, hear.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 26, 2012
4:56 PM

Post #9099092

i started wearing gloves when i lifted a pot and found a Coral Snake underneath and that same summer found io cats on my roses. that cured me quick.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 26, 2012
4:58 PM

Post #9099096

That'll do it.
bariolio
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 26, 2012
8:50 PM

Post #9099467

Purple nitrile gloves in small so they fit tight for light work, Bionic gloves for tough work, wide brim hat in sun, ALWAYS some type of shoe--I stepped on a wasp one Mother's Day and it felt like a knife going in my foot! I just thought the other day I'd like a tool belt for gardening. I need something to keep scissors, plant ties, cultivator/whatever. I have a garden scooter from years ago that I can't do without. And a squishy padded kneeling pad from Target.
SusieR
Springfield, IL
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2012
9:49 PM

Post #9099517

ATLAS GLOVES!!! Here's a little known fact (that we should all know) about Atlas gloves... You should wash them in the washing machine and DRY THEM IN THE DRYER!!! I helped out the company who makes/imports the Atlas gloves and learned from them that the dryer reinvigorates the "tackiness" of the palms and fingers of the 370's (and the other nitrile gloves.) Who would've thunk???

Not a hat girl, but sometimes a visor that just pushes on (not all the way around the head.) I don't have a kneeler (big butt works fine!) and I do have one of those "rocking" stools which I couldn't do without.

Also, I'll send a prize to anyone who can help me find shoes for gardening (preferably clogs with a back-strap) that have arch support and work for over-pronation (flat feet that roll "in.") I have been searching for a long time and haven't come across anything. Crocs (even prescription), Dansko, etc. aren't supportive enough. I've been wearing my New Balance 1011's that end up stinky!
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2012
1:18 AM

Post #9099573

Ah ha! I hadn't been putting them in the dryer because of the elastic. Good to know that will keep the nitrile from getting hard over time.
Barb

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 27, 2012
9:54 AM

Post #9099983

Had to start wearing a hat and sun block a few years ago. Wear gloves and long sleeves & long pants when out at mesquito times.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

April 27, 2012
11:47 AM

Post #9100119

Love the feel od the earth on my hands..

No gloves, no hat..occasionally after rain I'll wear my rubber boots

Painted a mailbox next to the shed to store these items but just don't use them

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2012
11:56 AM

Post #9100138

FYI: i don't know what you all pay for your Atlas gloves but i was paying 8.00 a pair at ace. amazon has a 6 pack for 24.00 including shipping from an out source company...that's half for the mathematically impaired.

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


April 27, 2012
1:17 PM

Post #9100230

So how long do most of us manage to maintain a pair of Atlas gloves? I have several pairs jumbled up in a tub in the garage; I just pick up whatever's on top. I have yet to wear out a pair.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2012
1:53 PM

Post #9100305

it depends on the amount of work in a summer, i think. i usually wear out one pair at least but the sand here cuts everything eventually, including the tips of gloves. i have a pair in the kitchen on top of the microwave. i use them instead of mitts to take hot plates out of the microwave...NOT good for oven work though.
i have a pair in the van for when i'm nursery hopping.
i have a couple of new pairs hanging in the garage. i use one pair until they're done-but i'm anal.
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2012
5:44 PM

Post #9100527

I work at a garden center, so my gloves earn their keep. The work ones last about a year on average; the others, much longer.

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


April 27, 2012
6:12 PM

Post #9100562

Good to know. I've had all sorts of cotton, nylon and leather (and several combinations of material) gloves in the past that wore a hole in one or more fingers within a few hard workouts in the yard. So I was starting to wonder how long these might last, since they're obviously much sturdier than what I've had in the past, epsecially with thinner gloves (which are wonderful :-)

So can someone recommend some equally wonderful rose gauntlets? Because I'm not sticking my arms in the bushes this year without a pair.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2012
6:16 PM

Post #9100570

my leather gloves wore out much faster than the Atlas. hard to believe, but true.
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

April 27, 2012
7:17 PM

Post #9100651

Funny, I have a bunch of left gloves, 'cause I'm right handed, and the right ones always wear out faster. I was looking for gloves at work today, and found a drawer full of left gloves, too!
Any left-handers in need of gloves? LOL
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

April 27, 2012
8:08 PM

Post #9100695

No shoes, seldom hats, often I can't garden well in gloves so my nails are an issue. I'm a Bohemian Gardener.
scbuttercup
(Judy) Simpsonville, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 27, 2012
8:42 PM

Post #9100724

Just bought an 8 pack of nitrile gloves,exactly like my atlas pair, at Costco for $8.
cando1
Ozone, AR
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2012
12:07 AM

Post #9100798

Shorts, an old shirt.old shoes and socks. I use a carpenders apron to carry my small tools around in.I also have a cart and a wheelbarrow close by. My plants are all in large containers.
Vickie

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

April 28, 2012
5:02 AM

Post #9100891

I'm a lefty KyWoods. I always have one glove worn more than the other. I've never paid attention to whether it's the right or left. I guess that I could switch with my oldest righthanded daughter. The youngest one is also a lefty too. : )

greenbrain

greenbrain
Madison, IL
(Zone 6b)

April 28, 2012
5:09 AM

Post #9100899

I use to garden barefoot, but then my feet looked too rough to wear sandals @ the office where I spend more time; unfortunately.
MaryMcP
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

April 28, 2012
5:56 AM

Post #9100955

I like Atlas gloves too but have been using the 340's, I'll have to look for the 370's and see what they are. Nix on hats too, but will use a folded bandana as a sweat band, flip flops or tennis shoes if I'm doing shovel work. Our landscaping is quarter minus gravel, DH is a barefoot bandit but not me. I too got a bad sting once, but on my hand when pulling bermuda grass from under the Lady Banks hedge. That was one badddd sting. Don't know what critter but I try to always get some gloves before beginnning. Sun glasses for sure, I'm blue eyed.

And I also have more left handed gloves than right [sigh]. I've tried cutting the finger out of a good left glove and using in the worn out right [usually index finger]. It works but is a bit bulky.

patrob

patrob
Goldthwaite, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 28, 2012
6:37 AM

Post #9101016

Atlas 370 gloves, New Balance shoes with mostly mesh uppers that I throw in the washer and dryer with excellent results, wide brim hat with a tie down, loose cotton shirt, shorts unless I'm weed whacking, insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm, and lots of water for me. I would prefer to leave off some of the above, but it's already been close to 100 degrees several days this week and the hot, dry wind blows hard every day in the center of Texas.
Cindy_Rae
Kansas City, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 29, 2012
7:48 AM

Post #9102362

No shoes for me, hate shoes! Besides, I think dirt & mud between your toes is a wonderful feeling & a little Mother Earth if you have a scratch, will heal it up in no time! :) When I'm clearing brush & trees I will wear tennies because of snakes & ticks (or if it's cold), along with jeans, a long sleeve shirt & a ball cap. Otherwise I wear shorts & a short sleeved t-shirt. I very rarely wear gloves-I fumble a lot wearing them. I'm one who needs to feel what I'm doing, although I will wear them clearing brush & trees. I'm a lot happier in the heat so that's when I'm out more...the hotter the better for me!

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

April 29, 2012
11:38 AM

Post #9102616

I, too, use Atlas 370 gloves. it's almost like you don't have them on!

http://www.theglovewarehouse.com/atlas-glove/atlas-nitrile-touch-palm-coated-nylon-gloves

On my feet I wear Burpee's gardening clogs. Mine are bright orange!

http://www.burpee.com/gardening-supplies/apparel/burpee-clogs-prod001304.html

Sometimes I wear a hat, but then my head starts to sweat, so I take it off.

MaryMcP
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

April 29, 2012
11:41 AM

Post #9102621

Bee, do those clogs have holes around the front of the toe area or are there only holes where I can see them in that picture? With the small gravel in our yard, the clogs I got at Target has too many holes that let the gravel in.

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

April 29, 2012
11:45 AM

Post #9102632

Mary - yes they have holes around the front. I think they would let-in the gravel - ouch!

They are comfortable, though. Sometimes I look down thinking I'm wearing slippers and see orange clogs!
LoveBrug
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 30, 2012
7:24 AM

Post #9103711

I wear a pith helmet, clogs and sometimes I need gloves but most times not.
You try to garden in zone 9a in North Florida then make fun of my garden outfit !
Never go to Publix in this gear as everyone looks at you like you are from Mars .

This message was edited Apr 30, 2012 9:28 AM
bariolio
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 30, 2012
9:23 AM

Post #9103887

I got these Nitrile 772 a while back to harvest my okra. It makes my bare skin itch so these help alot. They go all the way up my arms. Not sure how they'd do with rose thorns...Cucs also make me itch and they seem to have stickers too. I also recently used them while I was dying some clothes. I'm a notorious mess! Janet

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Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


April 30, 2012
1:26 PM

Post #9104208

Janet, okra makes me itch, too. Not so much cukes, though :-) Thanks for the tip!

Domehomedee

Domehomedee
Arroyo Grande, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 30, 2012
11:00 PM

Post #9104967

LOL . . . those gloves are really something.
MaryMcP
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

May 1, 2012
5:02 AM

Post #9105125

Yeah - I'm seeing them paired with thigh-high waders!! Ponders unite!

Domehomedee

Domehomedee
Arroyo Grande, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 1, 2012
3:22 PM

Post #9106086

I could definately use a pair of those for cleaning the pond and bog pots.
I was repotting flag iris yesterday and didn't finish just because I couldn't stand my hands in pond ick.
bariolio
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2012
8:07 PM

Post #9107934

Ok, I'm just trying to be helpful. I promise I don't get any kickbacks from Amazon (although I should since I buy SO MUCH from them!).
http://www.amazon.com/Atlas-Glove-WG772M-26-Inch-Nitrile/dp/B001PBEJ00/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336014360&sr=8-1
Regality
Concord, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 2, 2012
9:41 AM

Post #9189929

Whatever else I'm wearing, I always wear these pants (with the knee pads): http://gardengear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5_8&products_id=10

Domehomedee

Domehomedee
Arroyo Grande, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 2, 2012
7:17 PM

Post #9190643

And you're just tooo cool.
I just try to wear pants that don't fall down when I crawl around on all fours, LOL.

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