Lee Valley Garden Tools Catalog

Nothing motivates a gardener more than really useful gardening tools - especially when there's still snow on the ground. I love tools that make less work and promote less wear and tear on the body. I received my Lee Valley Garden Tools Catalog about two weeks ago and a few items caught my attention.

How many times have I taken divisions and needed a sharp edge to cut portions in half, or remove root bound masses? This looks so useful!

I've used one similar to this, and it's a back saver. What a great way to break up soil after foot traffic or heavy rains trample down soil.

I always try other methods to chemical controls when it comes to weeds growing between my patio stones. Since half the time I can't pull them out, I think I will add this to my tool collection.

Garden Tub: I bought one of these last year. I used it all the time. I collapses and tucks away in my deck box, and is quite durable. I plan on buying the Shallow Garden Tub size, (6.5" high, 22.5" in diameter) which is only available at the stores (not online). I will use this shallow one to do small potting jobs, without getting soil every where.

Source: www.heidihorticulture.com

Picnic Time Picnic Time 5-Piece Garden Tool Set With Tote And Folding Seat
Lawn & Patio (Picnic Time)
  • Lightweight and portable;
  • Sturdy steel frame;
  • Tool pockets on the exterior of the storage tote make them readily accessible when sitting in the seat;
  • Storage tote fully detaches from the bag for versatility;

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If you can take a road trip, check out the wonderful tools, books and plants at Common Ground Organic Garden Supply in Palo Alto: I think it's worth a drive.
My favorite tools which they sell at Common Ground are: Felco Pruner (it comes in a size for small hands), Women's Work gloves (sized for women's hands), imported-from-England Border Fork, and the Woodland Strawberries, or Fraises de Bois, I got there!
I've bought some wonderful books and magazines there as well. Here are recommendations for great gardening books from a friend of mine who is a garden designer and teacher: www

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I am seeking others interested in a community garden this spring/summer. I have the small area that get more than 6 hours of sun per day in my back yard in a residential area. I am seeking partners to till the soil, plant, harvest. For fun, connections, and vegetable harvest!!
The area needs to be converted to a vegetable garden with a small group of like-minded gardeners. Share work, expenses, experiences, and then share results. We will need men and women to make this work, someone to help plan the space, dig, plant, water, etc

Meet Bill Kobayashi, the father of Canada's iconic tabletop hockey game (with ..  — Ottawa Citizen
The business failed before the war ended, however, and the Kobayashis moved to Kamloops, B.C., where Bill worked at various menial jobs, including in a hops garden, in a lumber camp and on his father's leased 10-acre produce farm.

Gifts for the gardener  — Shreveport Times
For those who have unlimited budgets and are planning to give their gardener an expensive gift, garden equipment such as both heavy and light weight tillers (the latter for the frail ladies and the elderly), power mowers, chippers to prepare garden ..

Bond Bond 6930 Pink 5 Piece Garden Tool Bag Gift Set
Lawn & Patio (Bond)
  • Multi purpose pink gardening bag
  • Stainless steel pruning shears
  • Comfort grip bypass pruner
  • Ergonomic grip cast aluminum trowel
  • Ergonomic grip cast aluminum cultivator

He shoots, he scores!  — Vancouver Sun
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G & F G & F 1852-3 Women Soft Jersey Garden Gloves, 3-Pairs Green/Pink/Blue per Pack
Home Improvement (G & F)
  • Made of 100 percent cotton
  • Assorted jersey gloves
  • Flower print with knit wrist
  • PVC dots on palms
  • Sold by pack (3 pairs--green, red, and blue--each)
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Lawn & Patio (Backyard Genie)
  • Hard rubber ergonomic grip
  • Lightweight but heavy duty
  • Real digging power
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Fiskars Fiskars 7067 3-Piece Softouch Garden Tool Set
Lawn & Patio (Fiskars)
  • Short-handled garden set includes a trowel, transplanter, and cultivator
  • Single-piece, polished aluminum construction is durable, lightweight, rust resistant
  • Comfortable, fatigue-reducing Softouch cushioned handles
  • Hanging holes for easy storage
  • Lifetime warranty

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  • Avatar Lukas Bryson Does anyone know the best gardening tools to buy?
    Jul 06, 2010 by Lukas Bryson | Posted in Do It Yourself (DIY)

    Trying to start a halfway decent garden, so is there a particular type of gardening glove that's better than any-old glove? What about a root-puller-upper for weeding? I guess I just don't know what a professional gardener would use as their "hammer and nails" if that makes any sense. Any green-thumbs out there care to share?

    • I keep 1400 sq.ft. of perennial and rose garden, and my top 10 items are these:

      1. My gardening gloves which have breathable tops, are just short of being tight, waterproof rubber on the underside of the f …or large fall cleanup of dead material, and for moving large amounts of peat moss from my garage to my cut-back tender Hybrid Tea roses which I must cover over the winter or they will die (that's western Canada for you).