“No thorns go as deep as a rose’s,” observed the 19th-century English poet Algernon Swinburne. Would that Swinburne had lived to witness the invention of these invincible Leather Rose Gloves.
From Florida-based Garden Works and sewn from “100 percent cow grain leather,” the stylish gauntlet gloves will fully protect a gardener’s forearms while pruning roses. And perhaps keep you warm as well—the best time to prune is in winter, when roses are dormant.
“We love thorny things, but they don’t always love us back. We use these soft yet tough leather gloves to handle our flowers-with-teeth. Forearm gauntlet sleeves provide full protection,” notes Thompson.
See more rose care tips in Roses 101: A Field Guide to Planting, Care & Design in our curated guides to Perennials 101.
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