Anyway, I searched online to look for more durable garden gloves than I presently had. I visited numerous forums to find gloves that other gardeners used and recommended. The overwhelming choice seemed to be Atlas 370 Nitrile gloves. They are not suggested for use with roses, though, as the thorns can puncture the gloves. Gardeners commented that they liked the tactile sensitivity, the toughness, and long-lasting ability. One person said they could even deadhead daylilies with these gloves! Okay, that sold me right there, since I usually have purple or red hands from daylily pigments pretty much all of July and August. I purchased one pair of gloves just to test them out last summer and I really liked them. They were very lightweight, yet durable. My pair of gloves lasted about three months, which (for me) was an all-time record!
So for Christmas I got a 12-pack of Atlas 370 Nitrile gloves in assorted colors. I know this may sound like a not-very-exciting gift, but it made me very happy. Can't wait to use them!