Last year, my sweet husband treated me to some true gardening gear. A big floppy but sturdy sun hat and a pair of Slogger shoes. They are floral rubber and wash off with the hose. The insoles slide out for quick drying. And they are pink so they go with everything I own! I keep them outside on the breezeway and wear them everyday to the chicken coop or the vegetable and flower gardens. The only other thing I need is a hand shovel. My matching pink gloves are rarely worn because I like to feel the dirt between my fingers. My nails are the worse for it though. So... garden girls everywhere, go to http://www.sloggers.com/.