I have a real problem, in that I am constantly losing my garden tools as I go about working in the yard. For example, I start out in one place, perhaps trimming off dead leaves or doing a little pruning, then stopping to go and find some twine to tie up a plant. I put down the clippers, or whatever tool I am using, ready to pick it up when I return. After returning and tying up the offending plant, often times I will see something else which needs my attention, so off I go to take care of it.
Next thing I know, it could be an hour or so later, several other garden chores completed and I remember the tool I had been using earlier on. Sheesh! where did I put it down? I look and look, and can't see it. First of all, my eyesight is not as good as it used to be, secondly, the color of most gardening tools, is such, that they blend in with the color of their surroundings on the ground.
I have tried wearing an apron with a large pocket to carry the tools. Didn't like it tied around my waist. I tried using a small basket to put the tools in. I would take one tool to use, then soon I had moved along doing my chores, and there the basket would sit, half way across the yard.
I say " enough already" I will solve my dilemma.
A can of bright yellow, rust preventing spray paint, and some creative painting, and VOILA!! my very old, but favorite garden tools are transformed. I should be able to spot these babies half way across the yard. If not, I had better visit my optometrist for some new eye glasses. *grin*
Yes I know, I bent the truth a little. the color is not exactly a mello Yellow, but who could see such a pale shade of mellow yellow anyway? especially not me.