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ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 28, 2007
4:12 PM

Post #3545035

Last summer there was a discussion about some fabulous gardening gloves, but I can't seem to find it or remember the name of the company that made them. Does anyone remember?

Ann
lavendargrrl
Apex, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 28, 2007
11:06 PM

Post #3546256

Ann,

I think this is what you're looking for:
http://www.foxglovesinc.com/home.php (Foxgloves)

I got some last summer at the recommendation of others here, and I love them!

~Angie
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

May 29, 2007
12:34 AM

Post #3546543

Angie,

They don't mention a price on that link you gave. Would you be willing to tell us what they cost?Thanks!

MollyD

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2007
12:52 AM

Post #3546595

They are indeed Foxgloves. I had an awakening and remembered I had had an email exchange with them. A search of my email files for "gloves" brought it up.

For Canadians, I also found that Veseys carries one style in two colours only. Otherwise, I would have to mail order them as the retailers for Ottawa listed on the web site are not accurate. Perhaps the American arm of Veseys also has them in the US. Price that I found on the link above - somewhere under ordering was $25 plus shipping.

Ann
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

May 29, 2007
1:05 AM

Post #3546632

That was weird! First time I clicked on that link I got no active links anywhere on the page. Now there are some!

MollyD
Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2007
4:31 PM

Post #3548881

I love my Foxgloves gloves! I've been using them for probably five or six years now and they are still my favorite gloves. :)

Diann

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2007
5:01 PM

Post #3548971

Ticker, which style do you have?
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

May 29, 2007
5:04 PM

Post #3548978

My sister discovered Foxgloves a few years ago, and bought us all a pair. It is nice to be able to feel what you're doing and keep your hands/fingernails clean. I always seem to be getting wet, so I wish that they had a water-proof style. I often wear Foxgloves inside of a water-proof pair of gardening gloves.
Dravencat
Edgewater, MD
(Zone 7a)

May 29, 2007
5:10 PM

Post #3549001

oOOOoo check out the store locator too on that website, I have four stores within 10 miles of me that carry them. Guess Im going shopping.
pegzhere
Bettendorf, IA

May 29, 2007
6:16 PM

Post #3549267

I got these as a gift and have been LOVING them this year. They are so light but keep everything from seeping through and you feel like you are using bare hands! They are cheap, too (even look like you could order a case and split them for less than $3 a pair!) LOL - just saa that would be for 144 pairs! Have to be a co-op - not just sharing :)

http://www.palmflex.com/atlas2.htm

This message was edited May 29, 2007 1:18 PM
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

May 29, 2007
6:31 PM

Post #3549323

These are what I wear when I'm trying to keep my hands dry in wet conditions. I seem to wear through at least one pair a year.
Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2007
6:32 PM

Post #3549324

Ann, I have both types... Right now I'm using the ones with the little gripper dots... I need ot get a new pair, just because... :)

Diann
MollyD1953
Columbia, TN
(Zone 7b)

May 29, 2007
6:45 PM

Post #3549372

How are Foxgloves for thorny things like roses or brambles?

MollyD

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2007
8:09 PM

Post #3549659

pegzhere - I couldn't find a real description of those gloves above. What are they like? They look thick.

Ticker - I notice that Vesey's has them, but only the ones with the grippers. I think if might be cheaper for me to order through them than from the US.

Ann
marie_
West Central, WI
(Zone 4a)

May 29, 2007
8:38 PM

Post #3549750

The pics of the palm flex gloves does look thick, but the ones that I have are thin and light-weight.

The Foxgloves are almost as light-weight, and the higher cuff around the wrist is nice to keep the dirt out.
Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2007
11:25 PM

Post #3550266

Molly, they are not meant for thorny things. For that you need leather or something similar. I've got a ton of other types of gloves, but I keep coming back to my Foxgloves time after time. They are wonderful gloves..

Diann
jody
MD &, VA
(Zone 7b)


May 30, 2007
12:09 AM

Post #3550395

pegz those are what I use too! I love them! I am really hard on gardening gloves and go through several pair in a season. I can't afford the cost of foxgloves that often ;)

In the early spring I use Mud Gloves for all the heavy clean up work, then when it starts to get warmer and I've got greenhouse work to do I switch to the Atlas. The are very form fitting for detail like transplanting seedlings, the front are waterproof and the let your hands breath in the heat, unlike my mud gloves. And of course the price is right :)
pegzhere
Bettendorf, IA

May 30, 2007
12:19 AM

Post #3550433

Ann

They are VERY thin and light. They are like a microfiber material that is dipped in some sort of rubbery substance. I absolutely love them!
Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2007
3:27 AM

Post #3551176

My foxgloves can last me several years. I think I have three or four pairs. When a pair gets dirty it goes in to the wash and I'm off with another pair...

It's all in what you like and are comfortable with and I like my Foxgloves. :)

Diann
largosmom
Newport News, VA
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2007
3:31 AM

Post #3551187

I love the nitryl (sp?) style gloves. I can feel what is going on, but they are relatively clean on the inside and if you try, you can keep them dry. I have several pairs and rotate them as I get them wet or really dirty.

Laura

ViolaAnn

ViolaAnn
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

June 22, 2011
1:46 PM

Post #8647325

Just came across this thread. Have to say that the Foxgloves are a very elegant gardening glove. I'm not the elegant type. I can get 3-4 pairs of gardening gloves totally muddy in one gardening session. My Foxgloves sit waiting for the elegant occasions while my $ store gloves are my workhorses and when they get stained, than can be tossed.

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