The Importance Of A Garden Bucket

I use quite a number of tools in the garden. Most have sharp ends and are used for pruning and deadheading blooms on our roses. One tool however, serves a very important role in our garden. It is the garden bucket.

Our garden bucket is white. This time of year it is lined with a trash liner and it accompanies me each morning on my garden walk. As I deadhead, clear beds, remove diseased canes or leaves, I put the debris in the bucket.

This simple process results in clean garden beds which equates to less disease in the garden. When the bucket is full, I tie it up and dispose of it outside the garden. Removal of diseased leaves and other debris from your garden space is just good housekeeping.

The result: Happy healthy beds and of course, beautiful roses!

About RedneckRosarian

For Chris VanCleave aka "The Redneck Rosarian", growing roses has become a passion. An American Rose Society Accredited Consulting Rosarian, Chris is an active member of the Birmingham Rose Society and most recently served two terms as President. He is a member of the American Rose Society serving on the Marketing and Membership committees. His writing appears at, on his popular blog, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. Creator and host of Rose Chat Radio, the only broadcast dedicated to growing roses, Chris is a tireless advocate of our national floral emblem; the rose. He and his wife tend a rose garden of over 150 roses just south of Birmingham, Alabama.
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11 Responses to The Importance Of A Garden Bucket

  1. Great advice. Hubby bought me two green soft plastic garden bins with handles and I use them just as you described above! Your roses look great. My 3 Julia Child roses (you recommended) are growing and one has a couple of buds. They started out so small I wasn’t sure they would even make it. Excited!


  2. CurtissAnn says:

    Well, good Lord, thank you for such a fine, simple idea. I have a bucket. Do you know, I have been walking any debris I cut or pulled TO the bucket, rather than carry it with me. LOLOL! And yes, often the stuff just got thrown on the ground.


  3. Great tip, thanks for sharing!


  4. I like the idea of lining the bucket with a garbage bag. I don’t do that and will from now on. Thanks Chris.


  5. My daughter bought me a “Gardener’s Third Leg” for Mother’s Day. It’s basically a cloth garbage bag that straps to your waist and leg. It’s awesome!! :-)


  6. Lona says:

    That is a great idea Chris. Better than pulling my wagon around with me. LOL! Have a wonderful weekend.


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  8. I have a favourite bucket too, It’s pink! Looks like you take such amazing care of your flowers… I must take better care of mine, i want them to look like yours! :)


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