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As gardeners dig in for a new season of planting, the billion-dollar horticulture industry is finding fresh ways to keep green things healthy and hobbyists happy. From pruning shears to watering cans, the latest buzz is about ergonomics and comfort. Here are a few of the coolest green-thumb gadgets.

A SLIMMER TRIMMER

Scissors just don't cut it. For rose bushes and other thorny matters, Fiskars 15-in. Easy Reach Pruners have handy levers for snipping at a distance; $25.

THE NEW GARDEN SHOE

Ratty old running sneakers work for some, but if you've got $99 to shell out for grass-stain- and...

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