Purdyville tools attend May Dreams Gardens hoedown

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Image of three rakes and three hoes“We considered dressing up for the hoedown, but we’re pretty casual folks, and felt more comfortable in our regular duds. The rock rake is a little unusual, but the rest of us are pretty average. Well, Ms. Ho-Mi is not your average hoe, I suppose. We’ve all been here at Purdyville long enough that we’re not exactly sure when we all got here, or why. But now that we’re here, we’re glad to help out whenever we’re needed. Thanks for inviting us, Carol. We don’t get out much.”

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

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handy Garden tools October 2, 2008, 6:47 pm

Lol ms. ho-mi. Is that kinda like the ho-mi trail?

Monica May 9, 2008, 8:46 am

I love the name Ms. Ho-Mi and the fact that you name some of your garden tools. My chainsaw (admittedly, she has fewer gardening applications than I thought!) is Ziggy.
~ Monica

Kelvin May 6, 2008, 1:00 pm

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Curtis May 4, 2008, 8:23 pm

They look to be in their native environment.

Dee/reddirtramblings.com May 4, 2008, 3:28 pm

Cool hoes, and they look dressed for gardening to me. Glad you attended.~~Dee

Margo May 4, 2008, 10:33 am

That rock rake looks brilliant! I have been putting my rocks to use as raised-bed dividers and thermal mass, as I’m discovering that my community garden is not only a local ‘cold sink’ but located in a place that is called Rockway Meadows for a reason… thanks for the information. I have looked at Lee Valley but hadn’t yet ordered anything from them. (Hm, yet another reason this Hoedown was such a great idea: info sharing! Thanks Carol, and thanks Kathy!)

Kathy Purdy May 3, 2008, 8:25 pm

Carol, there are more mattocks than hoes in Purdyville, which speaks to the quality of the soil around here. (Or maybe it speaks to how big the weeds get before we take care of them?) You are right. There should be more hoes in Purdyville and more of the citizenry should be skilled in their use.

Kathy Purdy May 3, 2008, 8:21 pm

Frances and MSS–as far as I know, the rock rake was invented by the folks at Lee Valley Tools and is sold exclusively by them.

mss @ Zanthan Gardens May 3, 2008, 5:19 pm

I like that rock rake. I’m going to have to keep my eyes out for one. I use rakes much more than hoes and I have a lot of rocks.

Carol, May Dreams Gardens May 3, 2008, 7:00 am

The Hoe Down is definitely “come as you are” so your hoes should fit right in.

Now, it seems there are more people than hoes in Purdyville, so you ought to get some more hoes . Then everyone can work in the garden together. Many hands, or many hoes, make for light work for everyone!

Thanks for coming to the Hoe Down today

Frances May 3, 2008, 6:27 am

That rock hoe looks very useful, I like her/his looks. We have lots of rocks here at Rocky Top, and that could come in handy. Like your casual attitude.

Frances at Faire Garden

Jane Marie May 2, 2008, 11:26 pm

I’m glad you came to the party. Isn’t it a hoot?