July 27, 2018

I hope you’re not a dead horse.  I cannot help but to continue to work on you to buy a thinning pruner.  In the last two days I have used mine to cut out the dead woodwardia fronds, to trim back a grape ivy in a hanging basket, to prune lightly forsythia and the yesterday, today, and tomorrow, to cut back the flowering quince and to dead head canna.  Finally this morning I tackled the grape vines on the pergola in the back yard.  Every year at this time I have to remove all the moldy grapes that have developed.  Poor air circulation ruins the crop each year.  I have to climb a ladder and reach up through 2 x 4’s to cut grapes out.  I suddenly realized why I treasure my pruner.  It increases your reach.  It’s like reaching out with a pair of scissors.  So if you have light pruning to do, or pruning that requires reaching between thorns, objects, or other branches, this thinning shear is for you.  It is not for pruning roses and it will not cut woody stems much larger than ¼ inch, but if your garden is anything like mine, there are almost endless uses for this great tool.  And, remember how easily it fits in you back pocket?

Once again, it’s available on Amazon—Corona FS-4350 Thinning Shears.

Stan