What’s new

Gardening gloves fit for royalty

 

Akron Beacon Journal

Gardening gloves endorsed by England’s Royal Horticultural Society are now available from Gardener’s Supply Co.

The Gold Leaf gloves are made of high-quality leather that conforms snugly to the gardener’s hands and are touted as being well-made, soft and comfortable.

Gardener’s Supply offers all four Gold Leaf glove styles: Dry Touch, made of a water-resistant leather; Tough Touch, designed to remain comfortable while protecting the hands from thorns; Soft Touch, multipurpose gloves that allow for maximum dexterity; and Winter Touch, which are insulated and waterproof yet breathable, so hands stay warm and dry in wet, cold weather.

Prices range from $38.95 to $49.95. Shipping is extra.

The gloves can be ordered at www.gardeners.com, or call 800-955-3370 to request a catalog.

Q&A

Q. I have a mixed variety of furniture, from rock maple to cherry and some things in between. I’m just not sure how to clean it on a weekly basis. Would a dampened microfiber cloth be good enough?

Dusting is all most wood furniture needs on a weekly basis. Many furniture makers recommend vacuuming furniture with a dusting brush attachment, but a soft cloth is fine, too. Microfiber cloths can be used dry for dusting, but you can dampen the cloth slightly if you wish, as long as the furniture has a water-resistant finish.

Some people think furniture should be waxed or polished regularly to “feed” the wood, but in reality, waxes and polishes just sit on top of the finish and build up if they’re overused.

If you want to give the furniture a more thorough cleaning occasionally, furniture maker Bernhardt recommends using a mild soap made for wood cleaning or a good-quality furniture cleaning product. Follow the directions, and avoid wetting the furniture a lot.

Bernhardt says you can follow this cleaning with a good-quality furniture polish if you want more shine.

Stay away from polishes containing silicone and oily polishes that can attract dust and dirt.

Read more Home & Garden stories from the Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category