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Florists Apron for the Garden

Garden/Florists Apron FAQ

Questions About Gardener’s and Florists Aprons

The Gardener’s or Florist’s Apron is a favorite here at the farm, also called a garden smock, it is an easy way to make sure you have all you need in the garden, on the farm or in the florists shop. With handy pockets for all the gardener or florist has to store, and a layer of protection for clothes, it it a must have for every day use. This is our most popular item in the store and we get many inquiries on this florist garden item. Here are some quick questions we get asked about our Garden Aprons:


What qualities should I look for when buying a garden/florists apron?

What qualities should I look for when buying a garden/florists apron?

What qualities should I look for when buying a garden/florists apron?

The Gardener’s Apron is typically made of waxed canvas to protect your clothese from water and keep it from ripping when out in the garden or floral shop. The canvss apron is cool and typically more comfortable than leather and stronger than plain cotton.

How can I tell a high quality gardening apron?

How can I tell a high quality gardening apron?

How can I tell a high quality gardening apron?

Quality garden/florists work aprons are made from medium weight waxed canvas, and have a variety of pocket sizes that are double stitched for durability and holding power. Beware of drop shipped suppliers that send directly from China as these are typically low quality. We have tested and wear our aprons on our flower farm.

Do garden aprons come in different sizes?

Do garden aprons come in different sizes?

Aprons are hard to size, so its best to look for ones that have adjustable straps that can be set to any length to fit most people.

What features should I look for in a florist or gardening apron?

What features should I look for in a florist or gardening apron?

What features should I look for in a florist or gardening apron?

It should have at least 3 pockets, a garden scissor holder, pockets for a pruner and today, definitely a pocket for the phone. Many have added a towel holder for easy access and cleanup. Adjustable straps are key, and the waxed canvas garden apron is the best and most durable.

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How many pockets should an apron for gardening or flower arranging have?

How many pockets should an apron for gardening or flower arranging have?

Some would say the more pockets on an apron, the better. Too many pockets mean weight, and back problems ;). One large pocket, a pocket for you primary tool and a phone pocket are plenty. A towel holder is nice, and that’s about it for our recommendation on the florist’s or gardener’s apron pocket requirement.

What material is best for the gardening apron?

What material is best for the gardening apron?

We prefer a medium weight waxed canvas for our aprons used on the farm, garden and floral shop. It sheds water and dirt, can be easily cleaned and is breathable in the hot summer. It also allows for strong pockets on the apron, solid straps and durability. There are other materials in use out there, like light cotton and leather, they just dont fit all our needs for the job our aprons do here on the farm.

Gifts for Gardeners

Best Gifts for Gardeners

What are some ideas for gardener gifts?

As a gardener and farmer, there is nothing better that a fantastic garden gift. But with soooo many choices online, and a ton of junk, how do you pick the one that would be the best for your gardener friend or family member? Here is a list of my favorites, hopefully one sounds good to you:

  1. A Gardening Apron – you don’t realize what you are missing until you wear a gardening apron with pockets out in the garden. It’s like bringing your shed with you. If you are like me, I spend more time going back and forth to the garage and shed than I do in the garden. A couple of things to look for: several pockets, waxed canvas, double-stitched apron pockets and adjustable straps. Here is a great apron: Gardening Aprons
  2. A Hori Hori – The Japanese garden tool, named with the Japanese term “Hori Hori” which means “dig,dig”, is an amazing friend in the garden. The Hori Hori can be used to dig, weed, cut, scrape and measure. With roots back to the Samurai forges in Japan, this gardening sword will be a favorite for any gardener on your list. You can read up on the features in a quality Hori Hori here: The Best Hori Hori Tool
  3. The Garden Tote – a garden carryall for tools, fertilizer, bulb packs, seeds and more, can be a great partner for the gardener. Our time gardening is limited, and having all you need a foot away can insure your time out there is saved for garden duties.
  4. The Dibber (Dibbler) – having its roots (no pun intended) with the first gardener’s way back in time, a dibber is a tool for making holes in the soil for seeds and bulbs. The handy tool makes quick work for gardening tasks, and modern dibbers are an attractive wood and stainless steel tool any gardener would love.
  5. The Garden Tool Holder – pruners, scissors and clippers, also called gardening sharps, are difficult to carry and can damage standard carriers. A thick and solid leather or heavy canvas tool roll can give any gardener a safe place to store their gardening tools.
  6. Bonsai Scissors/Clippers – garden scissors are an excellent gift for the discerning gardener, and have become quite popular for many reasons. These sharp gardening tools provide many functions out in the garden, and stainless steel scissors will last forever.

So, hopefully this quick list of gardening gift ideas can provide you with the best gift for the gardener in your life (or a gift for yourself).

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