Two tools I got this year really saved my bacon. They just made the job at hand so much easier, and a couple of projects I thought were going to take weeks only took a few days. Oh, yeah, and I managed to get an amaryllis to rebloom for Christmas.
It all started with that forsythia bush. Collin had barely gotten started pruning out the thickest branches for me, when the blade of the lopper snapped off. I had purchased these loppers from Lee Valley a while ago, but I thought it was worth contacting them to see if the loppers had a lifetime warranty. [...]