powerful loppers. I had no problem pruning any type of wood
including apple. The blunt nose adds strength to the blade but
makes it difficult to get into confused branches. The
PowerGear® technology doubles the cutting power. It is
lightweight with virtually
unbreakable Nyglass® handles. Hardened steel bypass blade has
a non-stick coating. It has a 1-1/2" cutting
capacity. The blade is replaceable.
This pruner is good
but the handle is a little slippery in your hand. The blade must
be kept tightened regularly. The PowerGear® technology gives you 35% more cutting power.
The ultra hardened steel bypass blade has a non-stick coating with
a 3/4" cutting
The adjustable rotating handle opens
parallel to maximize hand strength.
Gardening Glove are made of Cabretta leather with breathable web
zones. Designed by an orthopedic hand surgeon. The Bionic Glove
carries the Ease of Use Commendation by the Arthritis Foundation.
They are to be machine washed and air dried. They are the most
expensive of the gloves and durability maybe in question but they
feel great . I liked the feel of them so much that I built this
page wearing these gloves. They also have the extended wear and
heavy-duty pro models.
Ultra Touch Glove has a stretch spandex top and a terrycloth wipe
for your forehead. The velcro wrist closure keeps the dirt out.
The quilted Pittards leather palms give extra protection to your
palms. Pittards leather is designed to be strong but still give
you great tactile touch. Available in Celery, Chrysanthemum,
and Olive Green. Womanswork 1-800-639-2709
County Waterproof Glove is bulkier but it keeps your hands dry
while still allows the heat to be expelled. Sounds impossible but
the triple layer construction makes it a glove for the whole
gardening season. They have the Velcro closure at the wrist and
the terrycloth wipe for your forehead. Available in both men's and
women's sizes. see www.rittenhouse.ca
of Dahlias by Bill McClaren is the best book I have come across on
Dahlias. The over 800
photographs makes this book thrilling. The practical information
is through and concise.
in the modern gardens by Sally Court is an inspiring coffee table
McArthur & Company
Gardening city gardens edited by Liz Primeau is designed to
inspire the large and small urban property. The book is divided in
to five sections Small Gardens, Classic Gardens, Perennials
Gardens, Family Gardens And Serenity Gardens. Full colour
photographs are numerous and beautiful.
McArthur & Company
an inspiring and honest book about life and the garden that
evolved from their life trials. An easy read.