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Rain boots for soggy days in the garden

Six mud-friendly reasons to never miss a day outdoors

4. Splurge-worthy: The Brown Galway by Du Barry of Ireland
Whatever Martha Stewart is selling I’m willing to buy, and the same goes for endorsements—which is what first drew me to these knee-high leather boots. Martha sported Du Barry’s brown Garways at this year’s Canada Blooms while presenting her new line of garden tools. Perfect for Canadian weather, these lightweight and waterproof boots have a traction grip that’ll keep you standing upright in mud, snow or ice. Pair them with jeans and they’ll take you far beyond the property line of your yard—simply spray them clean with the hose and go. With these boots, you’ll not only be sharing the same taste in footwear as Martha, but Bruce Springsteen and the Queen of England—not too shabby!

Price: $439
Available at: Du Barry of Ireland or at special events, such as Canada Blooms and the Calgary Stampede
5. Royalty approved: The Original Gloss Tall Boot by Hunter
The infamous Hunter boot (est. 1856) seems to be adored and worn by the most eclectic group of people: they’ve graced the pages of fashion magazines, protected the feet of British soldiers, and are worn by working farmers—and, of course, gardeners! Even the Queen is a fan of her Hunters, having awarded the company a second Royal Warrant in 1986. Available in a range of colours and patterns, the ‘legendary Hunter fit’ provides a multi-layer sponged insole and an orthopedic fit.

Price: $115.00
Available at: For a full list of Canadian retailers, visit the Hunter website
6. Animal print: Desert Horses by Hatley
On a cold rainy day, stay warm and dry by slipping into a pair of Hatley rain boots. Lined in jersey cotton and wrapped in rubber, these boots are completely waterproof and come in a range of adorable patterns. You can even score a matching pair for little garden helpers.

From now until May 31st 2010, Canadian Gardening readers can enjoy 15% off any online order that includes a pair of rain boots by entering the promo code GARDENBOOTS at checkout.

Price: $61.99
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