Houzz TV: 5 Tools Every Gardener Should Own

Houzz TV: 5 Tools Every Gardener Should Own

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Houzz TV: 5 Tools Every Gardener Should Own

For eight years, Ella Ancheta has managed the more than 2½ acres of gardens and grounds of the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden in Palo Alto, California, a home, garden and horticultural nonprofit. As prime fall planting and trimming season begins, we asked her what tools she turns to most to keep the landscape around the historic Gamble home in good shape for visitors, gardening workshops, weddings and more. Here are her picks and how to use them.

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carolynmckeney

It would be so helpful to know where these particular tools could be purchased.

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Amanda Karakoudas

Hi @carolynmckeney – Here is a collection that has everything you need for fall gardening, including similar products to the ones used in this video! http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/54343021

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quarks
Lee Valley carries the best tools. A Canadian company but you can order on line. Also, I believe they have opened some stores in the .US.
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Kim
I'd never heard of a strawberry tree before. How cool!
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lisavsellers
Nice article. A few items I'm looking forward to purchasing as a result of the article. Great tips on cleaning tools too!
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jkuehn

We call the Hori Hori-style knife, a soil knife. Available from A. M. Leonard in Piqua, Ohio by mailorder.

   
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cdrkey

I couldn't live without my Hori Hori (means to dig in Japanese) knife! I am "digging" that hand rake.

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ky6145

Please write an article with a video of how to sharpen garden tools. I bought a wet stone and it works but is there a better option?

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Chris Anderson

Any good nursery could stock these. Also Amazon. Tractor City and others (ACE, etc) could stock or they can order one thru their suppliers. a tool I find invaluable is a Stirrup hoe.

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kellyslobodian
Pick ax.....love it for planting trees and shrubs.......for smaller person great to be able to use shoulder strength and power...
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arvilla_trag
Dandelion weeder, limb saw on a
long extension pole, anvil loppers that will hold the cutting so you can put it where you want it (ideal for pruning raspberries).
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igraine

suggestions, please, on how to sharpen tools? small hand tools, like the bypass in this article, are particularly difficult to sharpen. we have several gadgets purportedly designed for this purpose, but none of them is really very good