Lost Garden Tools

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How many hand spades have you lost in the gardens? I am constantly setting tools down while I keep moving with another tool. And I never did find my favorite hammer for pounding in fertilizer spikes! I know there a lot of ideas out there for carrying tools, or storing them right in a container in the garden.

I have actually considered a storage box kept in the garden. An old mailbox would work great. I could have a little fun painting it. But I think I would still find myself setting tools down, moving away from them and forgetting. One too many rain days has rusted more than one tool.

I need to find a paint that I can use easily on any of my tool surfaces and paint the handles in a bright color that I will notice in the garden. Perhaps a bright turquoise that would stand out no matter where I leave them.

Sharon Dwyer