When I visited the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in February, one of the products I was impressed with was the Roo gardening apron. I wrote a column about it and other interesting products I saw at the show last March. This is what I said about the aprons at that time:
"Designed by Mark Williams of Spokane, this heavy-duty, machine-washable apron makes a great gardening tool. It has a large, water-resistant pouch that will hold harvested fruits and veggies, pulled weeds or prunings. The pouch easily releases so you can empty the contents... Watch a video of how it works at www.roowholesale.com."
I wanted to let you know that the Spokane County Master Gardeners are selling them both at their booth at the Spokane County Fair this week and at the plant clinic, which is located at 222 N. Havana St. Normally retailed for $32.95, the Master Gardeners are selling them for $25. They come in four colors: purple, green, red and blue. Even if you don't want or need one, it'd make a great gift for the gardener in your life!
I purchased a purple one (hey, it's important to be stylish in the garden, right?) at the Flower & Garden Show and am very impressed with how well it's made. I'm particularly looking forward to using it while we're harvesting our apple crop over the next month or so.
If you would like more information about the sale of the Roo gardening aprons, you can call the plant clinic at (509) 477-2181 or visit the clinic during the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays. The MG booth is located in the agriculture/4H building, right next to the giant sunflowers.