These are a few of my favorite things…

Spring is coming and like any gardener, I have my favorite tools that I use on a regular basis. In my job (and at home) I use all kinds of tools. I’m sharing with you some of my very favorite things, things that really I couldn’t live without! – All garden related of course. Disclaimer: These are all my own thoughts and views.


DeWit Potting Trowel – Hands down my favorite potting tool ever! It has a perfectly curved blade for potting your favorite plants without spilling soil everywhere. I use many DeWit tools on a regular basis and all of them are super but as a container gardening enthusiast, I don’t go anywhere without this tool. Check out DeWit Garden Tools at http://www.dewittoolsusa.com and don’t forget to follow their awesome feeds for endless gorgeous photos and information at:
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Atlas Nitrile Touch Glove / Mud Glove – Gloves are always a gardeners best friend and these are no exception. I’m not a huge fan of gloves in general, but as a gardener we all know there are times you just need them and can’t go without! I love these gloves because they aren’t bulky and I can actually FEEL what I’m doing with my hands. They are light weight and breathable, and the rubber fingers can really grab. Mud Glove is also a fantastic glove which is similar to Atlas. I have a number of these in my glove repertoire as well. Check their styles out at http://www.mudglove.com.


Joyce Chen Scissors – Whether I’m simply dead-heading plants or giving them a full on hair cut, my Joyce Chen’s are always around to do the job. This is another tool that I have multiples of in every location of my life. I literally use these things for EVERYTHING! http://www.joycechen.com


Felco Pruners – These pruners rock! Light yet sturdy, these guys cut through all my tough stuff in the garden. Parts can be purchased separately and be replaced…and there’s also a lifetime guarantee! I have always used the Felco 2 (which says they are made for large hands but my little hands do just fine with these). Check out their website http://www.felcousa.com to see which ones are right for you.


TubTrug – I pretty much don’t go anywhere without a trug in tow. I use these most often as a portable compost bin. They make it so easy to drag around while dead heading and repotting plants and dumping remains in the compost pile. I use these regularly both at work and at home. Trugs come in various sizes and colors – see which ones you like best at http://www.tubtrugs.com


Touch ‘N Flow Pro Watering Wand by Dramm – My favorite way to water is with a watering wand. I use a few different “models” of the Dramm watering wand – some are like this with the one touch lever, and others have a switch valve to control the strength of water that comes out of the head. What I love about these watering wands is that there is a constant flow of showering water that doesn’t break or beat up my plants. You can see all Dramm products at their website http://www.dramm.com.

So, I’ve shared with you some of my favorite things for when I’m out in the garden. What is your favorite garden tool or product and why?

PS – Don’t forget to support your local independent garden center where you should be able to find all of these products to gear up for spring!!

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4 thoughts on “These are a few of my favorite things…

  1. My favorite gardening tool is a spading fork. Little tools are for little plants, but when you need to break some clay super fast there’s nothing better (short of having a guy do it for you!) than a spading fork. Think of it this way: what’s easier to stick in rock-hard ice cream, a spoon or a fork? I’ll break up the soil with the fork, then scoop it out with a shovel. It’s also great, in heavy clay areas like ours, to pierce the sides of the planting hole and to loosen — but not turn — the area around the planing hole, all with the spading fork.
    Oh, yeah, and and like Steph said: don’t forget the Felcos!

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