|I might go to the garden center in |
It's another story in the hot weather, as my goal is to keep as cool as possible and damn the fashion police. Sweating can be a nuisance, especially when you'd prefer not to share your hand dirt with your face. In the really hot months, I'd taken to wearing a bandana of sorts around my head to catch the perspiration before it reached my glasses. I'd purchased a straw hat that turned out to be too big on me, which made it easier to wear over the bandana.
The most comfortable pants for hot weather are linen, and luckily I have a pair that had a previous run-in with some bleach. The most breathable linen tends to stretch out of shape--not a good thing for career-wear, but perfect for gardening.
Wishing to avoid the "trucker tan," I choose a tank top of some kind, preferably long enough to avoid a gap that forms upon bending that could scare the neighbors or attract mosquitoes. Speaking of mosquitoes, I've acquired four units of the Off! Clip On Mosquito Repellent devices. Our mosquitoes are really bad, especially between the hours of dawn and 10 am and from 5 pm to sunset. During these times I wear two of the devices, one clipped to each pocket of my pants.
|These gardening pants are on sale at Duluth Trading Co.|
|This Panama hat is on sale for $9.99!|
Duluth Trading has designed some gardening pants, which are roomy enough to move in and breathable enough to work in on all but the steamiest of days. I like the gusseted crotch, the elastic at the bottom to help keep out the creepie crawlies, lots of pockets, and places for kneepads.
And if you haven't invested in a pair or two of SmartWool socks, you've gotta give them a try. Duluth Trading carries a nice selection of them, too.