"I get an irritation on my hands and forearms when I prune my dwarf pines. I prune mostly because of sun damage in the hot summers. Lots of red dots and itchiness. Gloves are a good thing in the garden but they do take a bit getting used to."
"No, and I have Agave too, but always use gloves. While I Florida recently I wanted a start of the Variegated Americana from an apartment complex. The maintenance man said he couldn't "offer" one because another garden who…"
"Hi Regina, It hasn't happened to me but I have read that the juice can cause a reaction. I was thinking about trying to grow some differnt types. Hearing abut your experience well, I just may stay away from this plant. I hope you fully…"
I trimmed a large Blue Agave without gloves and used a saw. The juice from the Agave got on my arms and hands and I had an immediate allergic reaction. I washed my arms and hands and used caladryl lotion. Since then, my hands have dried and cracked. Now I use bag balm and arnica and wear gloves at night. My hands have slowly healed but are still very rough. I am a musician and now I wear gloves when I garden. I now dislike Blue Agave very much.Has this ever happened to anyone? See More
"Linda, it sounds like your beautiful work in the garden really IS appreciated by your husband. I suspect your garden will be even more beautiful next year with the new perennials. Is your groundhog still around? Ours hasn't been around in long…"