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RoseGrower10-Jul-02 01:36 PM EST 7b   
Northern Gardener11-Jul-02 05:48 PM EST 3   
Grace12-Jul-02 12:41 AM EST 2b   
Jan12-Jul-02 01:28 AM EST 3   
Northern Gardener12-Jul-02 11:49 PM EST 3   
Em13-Jul-02 12:08 AM EST 1b   
Northern Gardener13-Jul-02 12:19 AM EST 3   
Dawn13-Jul-02 01:45 AM EST 3   
Gail08-Jul-04 08:57 AM EST 3b   


Subject: B4 i pay $40, has anyone tried these gloves?
From: RoseGrower
Zone: 7b
Date: 10-Jul-02 01:36 PM EST

I received this email from thornglove.com and they have this "Super ThornGlove". It seems interesting but before I go plunking down $40 to buy these gloves, has anyone else purchased them and if so, do they work well? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


Subject: RE: B4 i pay $40, has anyone tried these gloves?
From: Northern Gardener (northerngardener3@yahoo.ca)
Zone: 3
Date: 11-Jul-02 05:48 PM EST

Haven't tried them. Am extremely happy with the 'Botanically Correct' gloves...rubber palms & finger tips, knitted backs & insides. These go through the washing machine & dryer like a dream. Keeps hands warm, dry & clean. Had mine for 4 years, won't wear any others while gardening. No prickles have pierced through them even when transplanting/handling cactii plants or pulling Cdn Thistle!

Cost: under $10.00

Value: 10/10

Every gardener should have at least one pair, imo.


Subject: RE: B4 i pay $40, has anyone tried these gloves?
From: Grace
Zone: 2b
Date: 12-Jul-02 12:41 AM EST

Where did you get your gloves, Northern Gardener? They sound like the ones I should get.


Subject: RE: B4 i pay $40, has anyone tried these gloves?
From: Jan
Zone: 3
Date: 12-Jul-02 01:28 AM EST

Northern Gardener, Yes, please let us know where to find these great gloves! Did you purchase them from a retailer, mail order, or other?


Subject: RE: B4 i pay $40, has anyone tried these gloves?
From: Northern Gardener (northerngardener3@yahoo.ca)
Zone: 3
Date: 12-Jul-02 11:49 PM EST

I bought mine at Greenland Garden Centre in Sherwood Park (Edmonton area).

Other cool stuff about them: * They come in different sizes; Sm, M, L & XL. * They are shaped like a hand, not flat like the cloth or suede/leather ones so the fit is much better & working with them on is easier. * Because of the excellent 'grip' they have, I wear them when handling lumber, moving things outside, raking leaves & many other tasks not related to gardening. They truly do prevent things from slipping out of your hands!

I've seen them at Save-On-Foods (big surprise!) & several other greenhouses & garden centres. Here's a picture of them: http://www.greenlandgarden.com click on Gift & Garden-> Garden Apparel & Accessories

Word of caution: there are imposters out there which do not stand up like these. Please make sure they say 'Botanically Correct' on them.

If you can't find them in your area, try emailing Greenland. They're usually quite accommodating.

Where else have other gardeners seen or bought them, especially in other areas & zones?


Subject: RE: B4 i pay $40, has anyone tried these gloves?
From: Em
Zone: 1b
Date: 13-Jul-02 12:08 AM EST

I purchased my first pair at Peavy Mart. I really like them also. I just bought another pair at Lee Valley, because I needed a clean pair when the other ones are in the wash. I don't know if they are the authentic ones, but I like them anyway.


Subject: RE: B4 i pay $40, has anyone tried these gloves?
From: Northern Gardener (northerngardener3@yahoo.ca)
Zone: 3
Date: 13-Jul-02 12:19 AM EST

RoseGrower:

Let us know your location so the collective *we* may help you more.

NG3


Subject: RE: B4 i pay $40, has anyone tried these gloves?
From: Dawn
Zone: 3
Date: 13-Jul-02 01:45 AM EST

Northern Gardener, I've bought the same gloves and I hate them. If they get the slightest bit wet they stiffen up and I find that dirt seem to infiltrate the cloth very easily.....and yes, they are the same ones. I also bought mine at Greenland.


Subject: transplanting native cacti
From: Gail
Zone: 3b
Date: 08-Jul-04 08:57 AM EST

I would like to move some native cacti from our native pasture to a dry part of my garden. When is the best time?


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