Okay, we have a winner! Yet again, it's Erik of Erik's Blog. He said it was a trowel, but he also said "hoe-der", which is a little Spanglish word play involving the Spanish word "joder" (you'll have to look it up if you want to know what that means). And I'm assuming from those two things, that he meant this:
It's not really a trowel, I would call it a mini-hoe, and I'm not sure if it has some other name. No one else even came close, although there were a few other garden tool guesses, such as hedge clippers or shears. So congrats Erik, both for winning and for your very creative answer. And thanks to everyone else for playing along. And, no, I swear we are not in cahoots on this....Erik's just a very good guesser.