A Time-Saving Tip: Hey - how's they get a pic of my stuff?

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A Time-Saving Tip

By BookerC1
July 10, 2012

Keep a pair of gardening gloves and pruners near the back door of your house, so you can easily grab them when you are "only stepping outside for a minute." You KNOW you can't go out into the garden for even a minute without seeing something that needs to be weeded or pruned!

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crittergarden
Jul 10, 2012 12:32 AM CST
That was the first thing I thought when I saw that picture!
It really is helpful to do this.
Even though my tool bucket "lives" just inside the back door, I usually just grab the Felcos and the ATLAS gloves that are on the table just ouside of the door.
Quick and easy.
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BookerC1
Jul 10, 2012 7:44 AM CST
Too funny, crittergarden! That is actually the stash I keep by MY back door. I have a whole bucket of trowels, weed poppers, pruners, gloves, stretchy ties, etc. on the front porch that I take outside with me when I KNOW I'm going to be gardening, but this kneeler, gloves, and pruner set stays by the back door. And guess which ones I use more often? LOL
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crittergarden
Jul 10, 2012 12:58 PM CST
Yup!
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CindiKS
Jul 11, 2012 4:08 PM CST
THat looks like my doorway also! The felcos, atlas gloves, and a whole slew of hand tools stay on a shoe tray right by the door. Inside the door, mind you, because I don't ever want them to go missing. I found shoe trays in the dollar spot at Target one month and bought a bunch of them. I imagine a flower pot by the door would have done the job also, but by laying out the gloves, they have a chance to air out.
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BookerC1
Jul 11, 2012 6:45 PM CST
I have that same trowel in the center, with the pointed end and serrated side. Just got it this summer, and I wonder what I ever did without it! Mine has a red handle, though. Thumbs up
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CindiKS
Jul 11, 2012 6:59 PM CST
YEp I use that one a lot! There's a big tub of other tools in the garage--these are the ones that work the best. You notice most of the handles are shaped so they are easy to hold and use.
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crittergarden
Jul 12, 2012 4:13 AM CST
Cindi, is that a ketchup and mustard rose in that pic?
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CindiKS
Jul 12, 2012 9:35 AM CST
That's exactly what it is, Critter! It was the first bloom open on a brand new rose that I planted bare-root last November. The blooms following that one have were not as large or distinct, so I'm glad I snapped that photo when I did.
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crittergarden
Jul 12, 2012 1:37 PM CST
Hmmm.
I tried to order it from
ichigan Bulb last fall, but it was sold out.
Where's you get yours?
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CindiKS
Jul 12, 2012 4:10 PM CST
From:
http://www.kniffingsnursery.com/
I went there in person. I was afraid not all the roses I bought would fit in my suitcase to fly home, and they volunteered to ship them to me. They said they do ship if you call and order. They are not a regular online seller, though. you might get a bare root one from them in December if you can't find one locally. They have all the latest, greatest. I wish I had bought 3 of the Ketchup and Mustard. I think a row of them would be beautiful, especially with a bright yellow like Sunsprite mixed in.
Their prices are very reasonable. I ended up shipping my clothes home and packing the roses into the suitcase! Rolling on the floor laughing
Priorities, you know. Whistling Hilarious!
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crittergarden
Jul 12, 2012 4:45 PM CST
Yes, we do have our priorities!

Generally, I don't want anything with thorns. But Ketchup and Mustard somehow spoke to me.
If I got bareroot in December, I might have to keep it bare in the basement until May!
Unless we're forcast to have a non-winter again like last year.
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