Monday, June 18, 2012

Tools of the Trade

A couple of weeks ago I finally took out the last of the pansies and put some impatiens in various spots, all in pots, since we don't have any flower beds at our new house.

The task became even more enjoyable than usual because of the pretty blue and white gloves I'd found back in the winter and been waiting to use. And the digging tools--I never would have guessed! They're made by a company called Wild and Wolf and were designed for the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, with a pattern by William Morris.

They're the sort of thing I would have loved to think existed, but had no idea anyone made such things. I found them by chance while shopping for clothing on one of those super-clearance sales online. I think it was Coldwater Creek but am not sure. At any rate, they were a steal, and I couldn't pass them up. They're beautiful and much stronger than the tools I've usually bought at garden shops.

My husband has said for years that you have to have the right tools to do a good job. Well, in my life I've done a lot of making do with not quite the right tools--but I think in this case I finally have the perfect ones for planting flowers.

Now I need to get out there and buy some more impatiens to fill the other pots before it's too late....or is it already too late?.....


Lucy said...

I wish mine were as clean and pretty as that! Having really nice tools does encourage you to look after them though. Often those prettily designed things are made well too.

Actually I've got a really nice new soft pair of green and gold leather gardening gloves I'm enjoying, except when I take them off they've turned my hands yellow!

Happy gardening!

Sheila said...

Thanks, Lucy. At this point, any further gardening will be getting those last impatiens in. Then it's just watering, watering, watering, and crossing your fingers that most of it survives the heat down here!