- Florian and Felco Pruning Shears - Every gardener needs at least one pair of pruners, two is preferable--a lightweight pair for deadheading and snipping blooms and a anvil type for pruning thick branches. A good quality pair of pruners, taken care of will outlast all of us. I recommend either Florian or Felco, both make fine quality pruners from about $27 to $50. Florian is made in the US, Felco is made in Switzerland.
- Florian Pruning Saw - I bought mine (the smaller 7-inch blade) from a vendor at the Newport Flower Show in 2008 for $25. It is the best hand-pruning saw I've ever used. I routinely use it to prune my trees. It gives an excellent clean cut and literally saws through hardwood like "budda". I also like that the blade folds for safety and storage.
|Florian Pruning Saw|
|Stonewall Kitchen's Barrier Cream for Gardeners and Mrs. Meyer's Basil hand soap|
|Regional/Local Gardening Books|
|Garden edger or "trough"|