Margaret, I thank the Times for their article noting your site. What fun, and ,I hope info. Many of us are especially interested in native plants. I hope you will give them attention. Sunlight Gardens, a terrific nursery , [though in Tenn. are in my Zone 6] gave an invaluable tip on hand clippers; Sheep Hoof Trimmers !!! by Soboten a Japanese firm. They should be able to be found at farm supply stores. They are incredibly sharp,easy to use because they are small ,also "Rust Resistant and Non-gumming". I know nothing about this company though it might sound otherwise. I look forward to more fun with your comments.