Gardening gloves fit for royalty

Gardening gloves fit for royalty

Gardening gloves endorsed by England’s Royal Horticultural Society are now available from Gardener’s Supply Co.

The Gold Leaf gloves (above) are used by gardeners at the society’s Wisley, Rosemoor and Harlow Carr gardens.

They’re made of high-quality leather that conforms snugly to hands.

Gardener’s Supply offers all four Gold Leaf glove styles: Dry Touch, made of a water-resistant leather; Tough Touch, designed to remain comfortable while protecting hands from thorns; Soft Touch, multipurpose gloves that allow for maximum dexterity; and Winter Touch, which are insulated and waterproof yet breathable.

Prices range from $38.95 to $49.95. Shipping is extra.

The gloves can be ordered at, or call 800-955-3370 to request a catalog.

Book explores use of edible plants

It used to be that vegetable gardens were for vegetables and flower gardens were for flowers.

Not anymore.

Mixing edible and ornamental plants is a growing trend in landscape design. Emily Tepe introduces readers to the concept in “The Edible Landscape: Creating a Beautiful and Bountiful Garden With Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers.”

Tepe, a fruit researcher and artist, combines her talents to help readers create gardens that are attractive and practical.

Thankfully for Ohio readers, she focuses largely on plants that can be grown in the cooler Northern states.

“The Edible Landscape” is published by Voyageur Press and sells for $24.99 in softcover.

McClatchy Newspapers

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