(Green) Thumbs Up
Gardening experts recommend their favorite tools of the trade.
Our garden writer, Tovah Martin, admits that gardeners are “gadget addicts,” so we queried her and other green-thumbed experts about their favorites.
|Felco Pruners—Martin won’t leave home without a pair. “They’re like another appendage,” she says. Landscape designers Becca Mudge of Hastings-on-Hudson and Ana McGinnis of Sleepy Hollow agree.|
|Muck Boots—“I adore my Muck boots,” Mudge says. “I have the short ones for summer months and the tall tops for colder weather. That way I can walk anywhere I need to with dry feet, focusing on the plants and design and not the puddles!|
Gardening Gloves—Jan Axel of Delphinium Design in South Salem prefers Atlas Cool Touch gloves to protect her hands from sun and soil: “They are inexpensive and come in sizes from XS to large.”
EZ Digger—It looks like something Freddy Krueger would use, but Martin swears by the EZ Digger (similar to a hand plow or a hori-hori) to break up soil, dig grass out by the roots without disturbing existing plants, and make trenches for bulbs.