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December 01, 2011 16:34 ET

Gardening Becomes More Joyful and Stylish With New Joy Us Gardening Accessory Line and Tips

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 1, 2011) - Whether you are an urban farmer growing food in window boxes, backyard plots and community gardens or a traditional farmer in a greenhouse or on a farm, why not look stylish while nurturing your fruits of your labor? Joy Us Founder and Designer Nell Foster has created a stylish and sturdy line of gardening accessories for the savvy woman gardener. "As a professional gardener, I found a need for stylish, sexy, yet durable, accessories made for women, so I decided to design my own line," says Nell. Now, Joy Us accessories, including aprons, gardening bags, tool pouches and kneepads, are available for chic women who want to play in the dirt and look great doing it.

Joy Us gardening accessories are durable, affordable and eco-conscious and made in the U.S.A. The denim products in the Joy Us line are made of 100% cotton SAFEDenim (Sustainable, American and Friendly to the Environment) which is high-quality denim developed and produced with minimal impact on the environment. The Edna full-length apron, named after Australian landscape designer Edna Wailing, has five deep pockets, a key clip and an adjustable neck strap ($49.99). The Vita half apron, named after English author, poet and gardener Vita Sackville-West, has six deep pockets and ties around the waist ($37.95). The denim LadyBug Bag garden bags ($59.99) are available in black and blue and are versatile enough to take with you beyond the garden.

Made of 1000 Denier Cordura Nylon, that is urethane coated, waterproof and puncture, abrasion and mildew resistant, The LadyBug Tool Pouch ($22.99) allows gardeners to keep tools nearby to tackle any pruning or trimming challenge, and can be snapped onto your belt or belt loop. The On Your Kneez Pleez kneepads ($39.99) provides stylish comfort and cushioning to your knees while gardening and are available in Denier Cordura Nylon and denim.. The kneepads contain high-end, mini-cell bun foam that is more durable than ordinary foam typically used in this application. This material is supplied to Joy Us by a Santa Barbara-based company, which manufactures kayak seats and would otherwise discard the side cuts of the material. The backing of the kneepads is Modal®, fabric spun from the cellulose of Beech trees that is soft, smooth, and breathable. The Edna apron and LadyBug Tool Pouch are discounted 15% when purchased as a set, through December 15. A free Joy Us Hang Tag will be included with purchase of the set.

To help nurture plants and add beauty to gardens, Foster shares these tips:

1. "Add succulents for a low maintenance addition to your garden. Simply take a stem cutting of the succulent plant of your choice and let it heal for at least one month before planting. You can also dress them with ribbon or raffia and use them as ornaments on your Christmas tree.

2. Are you bringing greens or branches in from your garden to use in arrangements? They will drink water more effectively if you slit the stems straight up 1 to 2 inches and gently pound the stems with a hammer. 7-Up added to the water helps them last a little longer.

3. To prune your roses like a professional, know the specific type of roses you have. Hybrid tea roses are pruned differently than climbing roses."

For more tips, useful gardening and decorating information from the Joy Us founder, register to receive her free newsletter at Those who join Foster's free newsletter list by December 15 will be entered in a drawing to win a Denim LadyBug Bag garden bag ($59.99) or the On Your Kneez Pleez kneepads ($39.99).

To purchase Joy US gardening accessories and to learn more about the product line, visit

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