When I posted about February garden chores last week, I mentioned a Fiskars garden tool giveaway. I finally got the photos ready, and now I can share it with you. I wrote for Fiskars for several years until I wrote my book, The 20-30 Something Garden Guide: A No-Fuss, Down and Dirty, Gardening 101 for Anyone Who Wants to Grow Stuff.
I had to then focus upon book promotion. I still love the people at Fiskars, and they are always so kind to send products to my readers and me. Thank you Fiskars!
Note: This post contains affiliate links so that I get a small commission if you buy a tool. These small commissions make it possible to pay for blog hosting and other trivial things. No, I don’t get rich from blogging. Far from it. Ha!
My favorite Fiskars garden tool hands down are my Fiskars 18 Inch PowerGear Bypass Loppers. I love these short loppers because I can get in the middle of rose bushes with them and not injure myself. All of the loppers Fiskars makes are wonderful. I use them all the time and have many pair. The longer Fiskars 32-Inch PowerGear Bypass Lopper is great for reaching branches in trees and shrubs.
Another great tool in your arsenal is Fiskars 7-16 Foot Chain-drive Extendable Pole Saw and Tree Pruner Click on the photos below to see them larger.
When we worked on this giveaway, Fiskars let me know they acquired Gilmour in 2015. Gilmour makes sprinklers, hose end sprayers and hoses. I asked if we could also include a sprinkler and hose in the garden tool giveaway this time. They said yes!
Among Fiskars most sought after tools are the Fiskars Non-stick Softgrip Micro-Tip Pruning Snips. They are great for cutting daffodils and avoiding their sticky latex sap, but they are also used extensively by marijuana growers. Marijuana buds have sticky sap, and the snips’ nonstick coating is great for harvest. Just remember marijuana growing and consumption isn’t legal in Oklahoma so use your snips wisely if you buy them for our state. California, Colorado, Washington, Oregon growers–I’m sure I’m leaving out many states–perform your bud snipping with abandon. For the rest of us, they are great snips to have in the greenhouse because they are small. You can snip with precision.
All of the Power Gear tools are great because they are easy on arthritic hands and shoulders. I use the Fiskars PowerGear2 Pruner for everything from cutting back Phlox paniculata stems to pruning roses and other shrubs. You get more power with less hand strain. You gotta like that.
Fiskars offered to give the following away to one lucky reader:
- One pair of PowerGear2 Pruners
- One pair of PowerGear2 Loppers (18 or 35″ your choice)
- One Garden Multi-Snip
- One SoftGrip Micro Tip Snip
- One Chain Drive Extendable Pole Saw & Pruner (7’–16′)
- One Gilmour hose and one sprinkler
- You’ll be completely set for spring!
So, here’s how the giveaway works. It starts today and runs through March 23rd at Midnight. To enter, I want you to tell me which Fiskars garden tool you think will be your favorite, and I’ll choose a winner based upon a random number selector. As I wrote above, the giveaway runs through March 23rd because I’m going to be traveling. I’ll announce the winner on March 26th sometime in the afternoon. The giveaway is only open to residents of the continental U.S. because of shipping costs. Sorry European and Canadian friends.
If you would be so kind as to tweet and share this post on Facebook, I would be ever so grateful. It gets harder and harder to get posts out across social media these days. Good luck to all of you!
UPDATE: Jennifer K. is the lucky winner of the garden tools! Thank you all so much for playing along. Have a wonderful week.