Gardeners are starting to feel it in the air. Spring is coming, and with it, a brand new gardening season. When you walk into your local garden centre in the next month, your eyes will surely be caught by the “Glove Rack.” On it you’ll see this season’s new fabrics, patterns and colours. While you’ll want to pick a pair that looks oh-so-fab, you should also consider their purpose. We wear gloves to garden in so our hands stay clean, but they are also extremely important for protection.
I ran into a friend the other day at the local Home Improvement centre. This friend has her own landscaping company and was on a mission to buy some gloves. She was just recovering from a terrible infection that she got the week before as a result of being pricked by thorns while she was busy pruning.