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Saturday, May 01, 2010

Ethel Gloves' New Rose Gloves and a Rosier Outlook in My Garden

Things are definitely rosier in my yard this year. Last year was such a good year for roses that I decided I wanted to add more. So far I've only added two--the new Easy Does It rose and a Rosa 'Felicia' (shown at left)--but I'm already enjoying the results.

I'm also enjoying the new rose gloves that Ethel Gloves sent me to try out. These gloves have all the sturdiness of the regular Ethel Gloves and then some. I've been doing some pruning and weeding around my roses with them and I don't have a single scratch to show for it. They have suede palms and fingers and the base of the glove covers you all the way up to the elbow. There is even a little pocket near the top of the glove, although I'm not sure exactly what you'd want to put in it. But most importantly, these gloves are tough--tough enough to even handle weeding around my extra-thorny rosa rugosa.

One thing to be aware of with these gloves, however, is that they run small. I wear a size Small in the regular Ethel Gloves, but a Medium in the Rose Gloves just fits me. The rose gloves only come in Medium and Large so if your regular size is Large, you may be out of luck with the rose gloves. But give them a try--and right now you can try them at a 15% discount when you use the promo code SPRING15. And one lucky reader of An Alameda Garden can get a free pair of rose gloves. To enter, just leave a comment here telling me what roses, if any, you're growing this year. You have until midnight, Friday, May 7 to enter and I'll announce the winner on Saturday, May 8.

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26 comments:

Dirty Girl Gardening said...

cool gloves... I'll have to give them a try on my roses!

Hoover Boo said...

My new roses this year are: 'Easy Does It', which I think a lot of people bought based on the STUNNING photograph it was advertised with (I sure did). The rose is more orange than that wonderful photo, but I love the scalloped edges to the petals.

And I also got another 'Firefighter' which is heavenly-fragrant AND red AND a bloom machine AND very rust resistant. And 'Wildeve', because I never have enough Austins, and 'Moon Dance', a child of 'Iceberg'. A friend also gave me some cuttings from some old Tea roses, so there may be more to come this year. Yes, my name is HooverBoo and I'm a rose addict...

http://pieceofeden.blogspot.com

mbee said...

i've got blisters on many fingers from gardening this weekend without gloves! this giveaway is so timely for me. fingers crossed!

Lydia said...

I'm not growing any roses, but my mom is an avid gardener and these would be the perfect mothers day gift for her!!

Lydiajoybells@yahoo.com

daisy said...

I'm planning on planting a yellow miniature rose.

Domestic Diva said...

I'm not planting any new roses, but will continue tending the bushes I have.

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to figure out what kind of shrub roses the previous owners of our house put in--have cut them back severely (painful for me with short gloves!) and am waiting for blooms to tell the type.

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

The Taylor Household said...

we just bought a house and I am actually going to pick out rose bushes this weekend so I'm not sure
jonilynntaylor at gmail dot com

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Hi!
Love the gloves!
Me and the Pixies are growing Sonya roses and Pink knock outs. I also have Peace.
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

daunfamily said...

No roses for me this year, just produce.
daunfamily@yahoo.com

Elaine said...

I am not growing roses. I am entering for my gardening MIL! She loves to garden. This would be so great for her!

elainehearn@live.com

Last day to enter to win a professional flat iron!
clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Beetle said...

My mom grows roses and all sorts of flowers. I don't know all the names. She also has lots of wild rose on her property and other pricklies.
Thanks for the giveaway.
thorandellie[att]gmail[dott]com

Beetle said...

My mom grows roses and all sorts of flowers. I don't know all the names. She also has lots of wild rose on her property and other pricklies.
Thanks for the giveaway.
thorandellie[att]gmail[dott]com

the Sugareater said...

I'm moving to an apartment this year, so no roses for me, but we're going to try for herbs and tomatoes if we can get a balcony. If not, we'll be invading my in-laws patch!

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

Marci J said...

last year I transplanted a wild rose bush to my garden fence- and it has green shoots this year - yay!
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

alex_alex said...

this gloves are the best gift for my mom....She really likes roses...!!!!Unfortunatelly I don't have a garden to plant for myself...!!!
alex_ophilia@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'm not growing roses but my good friend is always planting flowers to beautify her front yard and these would be perfect for her

SamneneD@aol.com

Kristen said...

I don't know the name of our roses, but they're pink, and one is white.

couponboss at gmail dot com

sandyandcosmo said...

I've become a fan of the Knockout Roses in all different colors.

Chelsey said...

I don't know the name of our roses. One rose bush is yellow and the other is a salmon pink. Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Anonymous said...

My new addition is a carpet rose. Hope it's as easy as promised. It's filling a special spot in my extensive garden.
aluttrell at cox dot net

Brilliance said...

My mother is always outside gardening and now that my father has moved to the other side of the globe she's alone battling the landscaping for our house. I would like to help her out with a pair of these gloves. Thanks for this great contest!

Jenna Wood said...

I'm growing yellow daisy dwarf roses this year!

six_one_nine_girlie86 (at)yahoo (dot) com

April said...

No roses for me just yet. I planted my first garden just a few weeks ago! A good friend offered a garden planning and planting session for my birthday. Best present ever!!!
Thanks for all of the hard work that goes into your lovely blog!
lirpaskoorb@gmail.com

DEBIJOT said...

I have yellow trailing roses all along our split rail. They get more beautiful each year.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

What a great offer. Thanks! I'm going to try for the mama. She's got such a green thumb that when she prunes her roses, she sticks the branches in the dirt, and most grow.

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