Long sleeves and gloves necessities for garden work

In addition to gloves, I like to wear long sleeves to work in my gardens.  Most garden gloves do not protect much past the wrist area, and without long sleeves to protect my arms, I end up with scratches, scrapes and contact dermatitis…

 

My skin is extra sensitive, so I have kept some of my sons’ (outgrown) long sleeved, lightweight T-shirts and sweaters for this purpose:

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Now I just have to remember to quit pushing up the sleeves when I get warm!  That’s the problem I have when the weather warms up too quick in spring.  That seems to happen often here in Ottawa, Ontario.  I don’t get a chance to finish the spring cleanups in long sleeve weather.  It’s a tough problem to have, I know, but I do love the cooler weather for garden work.

 

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Welcome to April

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Well, although our April here in Ottawa is (typically) not quite as colorful as this picture, it does bring signs of spring.  We drove up to our cottage this past weekend to check things out and still could not get in the driveway as it is covered in snow, but things are starting to thaw out:

 

Spring is here….finally!

“Let it snow” belongs in December, not March!

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Snow can be pretty and welcome in December, but in March it is a bit overdone!  It is snowing here in Ottawa, again!

I am so ready for spring, cannot wait to get out to my own gardens and the ones I look after.  Check out my website GARDENS4U  to read about my gardening business.  I just finished updating it with new pictures and information.

Garden Genie Gloves

Don’t these Garden Genie gloves look amazing?  Imagine digging and planting without tools!  I must admit I use my hands for many functions that I should use a tool for, so these are intriguing…

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I must go through a pair of regular gardening gloves per week in my business.  Very annoying not to mention expensive!  The index finger on my right hand goes first, and often I do not even realize it has given away until I take off my gloves and my fingernail is broken and dirty.  Over time all finger tips give away so all my nails get dirty, fast.  In fact, I had to give up the gel nails I loved because they got ruined the first month I was in business.

 

Order these garden genie gloves, and give them a try, I am sure you will love them.  Let me know what you think of them.  Some of you lucky readers can get out in your gardens already, I am still dreaming…

Free admission for 2017 to Parks Canada

What a great idea! I grew up in Cornwall, Ontario very close to the Long Sault Parkway which is on the St Lawrence River.   My family spent lots of time at the beautiful campsites and beaches there….  There are thousands of parks along this river that separates Canada from the USA,  as well as throughout the rest of Canada. It is no wonder that Canada is recognized globally for its forests, lakes, and rivers.   Plan your summer vacations now!

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Parks Canada Free Coupons, Parks Canada, Hiking Ontario, Places to Visit in Ontario, 2017 Ontario Attractions Coupons, Coupons Canada,In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary Parks Canada is giving everyone a present …. Free admission to Canadians and visitors from all around the world to all Parks Canada Locations from coast to coast to coast.

To order your 2017 Parks Canada Discovery Pass Click HERE.

For all of 2017 this pass gives you unlimited opportunities to enjoy National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites across the country!

Please note:

  • You only need to order one pass for your group or family if you are all travelling together. A 2017 Discovery Pass is valid for everyone arriving in the same vehicle at a national park, or arriving together at a marine conservation area or historic site.
  • The Discovery Pass is only accepted at national historic sites which are operated by Parks Canada.
  • Activities such as tours or parking that normally carry a separate fee may not…

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