Gardening Tools

We have been looking at complicated issues related to the learning of English. Today’s blog is back to basics: Gardening tools. I personally believe that we should not forget the “roots” for those who are so new to the English vocabulary. Therefore, this blog – and hopefully a few others – would cater to those who need a refresher course or those who are new.

watering can

watering can

wheelbarrow

wheelbarrow

sprayer

sprayer

shovel

shovel

rake

rake

pruner

pruner

hoe

hoe

garden hose

garden hose

spade or trowel

spade or trowel

The pictures above show common gardening tools that you see in homes. Look around, and you’ll see at least a few of them in your house. Though appear to be too fundamental, some people do not know the names of tools that they use daily.

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Posted on October 26, 2009, in Word Power and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. “call a spade a spade” not a trowel…haha [gotta excuse me got lots of funny ribs in me instead of funny bones..just trying to be cheeky]:p Maybe this might give you a chance to expand on this idiom?

    • Shakespeare once said, “A rose by any other name smells as sweet” 🙂

      A trowel is the flat metal used for spreading cement
      A spade is the curved one used for gardening.
      Same family… still called a “spade” 😀

  2. Oops 1001 apologies. Was merely trying to highlight the idiom to ‘call a spade a spade’ and not referring to trowel (it’s just a joke) as I agree absolutely a spade or trowel both are the same:).

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