5 Accessories to Make Gardening a Breeze This Summer

Our staff shares high-quality accessories that’ll make gardening a breeze this summer.

| Summer 2019

 Courtesy of Roo Apron

Stay clean and hands-free as you collect fruits, flowers, herbs, and veggies from your garden this summer! The Roo and Joey Aprons both supply ample pouches spacious enough for holding a serious collection of acorn squash — or even watermelon! The pouch size is adjustable, and the pouch release at the bottom allows for a gentle unloading of your harvest.

Editor and garden group leader Christianna McCracken says, “A good apron makes gardening efficient, especially when gardening at work! Here at Ogden Publications, it makes for a successful transition from the office to the garden. I like the Joey Apron. It fits comfortably around my waist and holds everything I need to take out with me to the garden. No more lost pruners, holes in jeans pockets, or clumsy hauling!”

The Roo offers ample front coverage for extra-dirty work. Though it’s a one-size-fits-all, it has adjustable back and waist straps for a more individualized fit. For hot days when you don’t want to wear a full apron, consider the Joey waist apron.

$29.95 to $32.95
Roo Apron

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