Planting and pruning small, fragile items can be difficult. I cannot count the times I’ve cleared all the foliage from a string of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus, Zones 9–12) just by trying to plant it—that is, until I discovered this pair of long-handled, stainless-steel tweezers sold by LGEGE. These tweezers are the perfect tool for planting in tight spaces and for pruning pokey cacti and succulents. They are sold as a set, with a straight-tipped and a curve-tipped version, both of which are about 10½ inches long. If you’re considering doing anything delicate in the garden, you must add these tweezers to your tool collection.
Laurel Startzel is an interior designer and garden container designer. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.
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