We have already established that most serious gardeners wear some of the goofiest outfits while out working in their gardens. But when it comes to "cleaning up" a bit to go to the garden center, how clean is "clean enough"?
I'm sure there is a wide range of opinions on this subject ranging from "just go as you are" to "stop, clean up, and change clothes". Plus there is the ever popular "find the cleanest person in the house who has a driver's license and make them go while you take a much needed break". (Though we all admit that if this cleanest person is not a gardener, there is a big risk that they will not return with the right (fill in blank here of what you ran short of)).
Even those of us who are willing to make that last trip in the "just go as you are" gardening attire we have on, complete with bits of leaves and twigs stuck in our hair, would agree that the one thing we should do before we head back to the garden center is...
Wash our hands.
Treat them well.
Make them smell good and feel a little softer by washing them with a good bar of soap like the new Botanical Interests Gardeners Scrubbing Soap with Basil and Poppyseed.
At this point, I should insert a picture of my hands before washing with this soap and a picture of my hands after washing with this soap, but my hands, with clipped short fingernails and... well let's just say I am not looking to switch careers to become a hand model anytime soon.
Instead, I'll just leave you with these instructions...
To enter a drawing to win your own Botanical Interests Gardeners Scrubbing Soap with Basil and Poppyseed, leave a comment below and tell us how cleaned up you need to be to go to the garden center. Be sure to include a link that will take me back to a blog where I can find your email address or put your email address in your comment (disguised of course, something like Indygardener AT g mail dot Com). I'll figure it out if you are the winner.
Comment by 5:00 pm EST on Sunday, May 23.
Open to residents of the United States and Canada.
Winner will be chosen by random drawing and be notified by email.
(Yes, Botanical Interests sent me a bar of this soap to try and they are sponsoring this giveaway.)
Times up! Thank you to all who entered. Our winner is Kari, lucky #22. Kari, watch for an email from me to tell you how to get your Botanical Interests soap.)