Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Through my entire life, my dad (my gardening icon) has had a wall of pegboard in the basement or the garage, and on it invariably hang any number of these:

Look out!  They're hungry!
Each of these tools, I learned from Dad, is a bitey. Whenever I would venture near him when he was gardening, I inevitably ended up being terrorized by Bitey, who threatened to... well, bite me.

Forty-four years later, I have just recently learned that these are bypass pruners. I like "bitey" better.

My bitey. Its name is Bitey.


  1. Your dad threatened you with bypass pruners? Wow, and I thought I had issues.

    By the way, you should join the Blotanical garden blog hub if you haven't already. Guaranteed to get you readers.