Fun Fiskars PowerGear® tool giveaway

I'm trying to rehab my Japanese maple. Half of it died in the bad winter and the summer of 2011.

Of the Fiskars family of garden helpers, the PowerGear® tools are my favorites. When Fiskars gave me the opportunity to give away anything I wanted from the PowerGear® line, I chose the following:

Item: 377363-1002, UltraBlade® PowerGear® Bypass Pruner; I don’t have these, but I’d enjoy them. Hint, hint Fiskars!

Item 7937, PowerGear® Bypass Pruner; I use a pair of these everyday;

Item 9619, PowerGear® 17 Inch Bypass Loppers; okay, this is my best tool for getting into those tricky rose pruning jobs. They are just the right size, and I don’t get scratched as often.

For bigger jobs, I like Item 9632, the 27-inch,PowerGear® Bypass loppers; and

Finally, Item 9619,PowerGear® Hedge Shears, which are new to me this year, but I use them for trimming decorative grasses and cutting back perennial herbs among other things.

At retail, this prize package is worth approximately $178.00.

To win these cool tools, please leave a comment below. If you have a Twitter or facebook account, would you mind tweeting or sharing this post too? That will give you a second, or even a third chance to win if you spread the love. Be sure to give an additional comment for each time you tweet or facebook this post so that it will be easier to count. Winners will be chosen based upon a random number generator. I hope you win.

Note: I write for Fiskars, and I do receive free tools as part of my benefit package. However, I did get to pick those tools I wanted to give away, so the above ones are all favorites of mine except for the pruner I haven’t yet tried.

Oh, and one more thing, the contest is over next week on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Midnight. Thanks!

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I'm a writer, born and raised in Oklahoma, and an obsessive gardener who attempts to grow over 90 rose bushes, along with daylilies and other perennials. I also grow some mean tomatoes and peppers, and I'm gluten and casein intolerant, hence the gluten free blogs.

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108 comments on “Fun Fiskars PowerGear® tool giveaway

  1. Bettie Pruitt

    I LOVE my Fiskars power gear bypass pruners and the power stroke long handle pruner/saw. Can’t imagine how I ever lived without them. I’m always having to point my friends to where they can buy their own and stop borrowing mine.

  2. Rich stephens

    I look forward to your “Ramblings”. We could always use new tools in Gnomeville!!!

  3. Joan

    Can’t wait to see your garden this summer!!

    1. Dee Nash

      We need to come up with dates. My daylilies will be at top bloom a week after yours in town. :)

  4. bonnie

    I actually came by to ask you if peonies will grow in Oklahoma about zone 7a. Would you believe I didn’t know what a peony was until two months ago when I signed up to a popular social network? I found you there, too. While I’m at it another tweet is in order for a “last minute” contest is always exciting for folks. If I win some Fun Fiskars PowerGear it would be nice, but I’m just glad to know you have peonies growing in your garden according to your latest post. Blessings bon https://twitter.com/#!/boniferous

    1. Dee Nash

      Yes, yes they will. I have about twelve or fifteen plants altogether, and I love each and every one of them. Thanks for the tweets and such.

  5. Jen

    It’s a beautiful day today. Would love some new Fiskers right about now!

  6. Patty Lee

    Oh, I would love to have those tools! Could I also have an extra day added to every week to spend in the garden?

  7. Chelsea r

    The hedge shears sure would make my chores easier!

  8. Anna F.

    Fiskar’s tools are awesome…..my garden hopes I win!

  9. Leslie W

    What a great giveaway, these would be awesome to use in my garden!

  10. Katerina

    Dear Dee,
    I’m a complete newbie in gardening. I’ve lived most of life in apartments (not in the U.S.) and since we bought our house last year I had never tried gardening except in containers. It’s funny how I buy my garden tools one by one based on my needs (haven’t bought loppers, shears and stuff yet!). My latest addition is a mattock to dig around my old pear tree. I’m having a lot to learn from your website and put in practice! Thanks!

  11. Agnes Hinton

    Fiskars makes some cool tool–and even have Tennessee orange handles!

  12. Lisa Snow

    If you could only see what I hack my shrubbery with. Sure would help save my poor mutilated plants In desperate need of some Fiskars!

  13. nelva owens

    Love fiskars & my backyard flower garden!

  14. Linda Belcher

    Posted on Facebook too.

  15. Linda Belcher

    Tweeted your post. :-)

  16. Timothy R. Burress

    My first Fiskars tool were my left handed pruners which work really great being that I am left handed. Next came a pair of loppers and a pruning saw. They are all used on a regular basis being that I have 300 plus roses in my landscape. TAke it from me and get yours today

  17. Debbie Fiutko

    Love Fiskars, inside and outside.

  18. DeDe

    Good to see you to other night! I love all of your beatiful flowers Dee!

  19. Jennie Brooks

    for good measure i’m commenting again. last weekend my hand pruners sprung the spring and i can’t find it. if i don’t win i’m going to buy the fiskars brand. surely to goodness it’ll last longer than any of my previous pruners.

  20. Benjamin Vogt

    Oh I’ve much pruning to do. My hair is oh so very long.

  21. Phyllis Miller

    i love to work in the yard and garden now. I love your posts. They motivate me. Thanks for sharing your love of gardening.

  22. BrownThumbMama

    Holy moly, what a great giveaway! I was helping clear trails at my childhood summer camp this weekend and left my big loppers somewhere on the grounds. Didn’t think about it until I was home and unloading the car–and the 1.5 hour drive won’t fit in after work. I could certainly use all of these products (and won’t take them to camp next time)!

  23. Laura Thomas

    That looks like a great pack of tools! My tool chest could definitely use a re-fresh!

  24. Linda Belcher

    I love bypass pruners. Great prize for the contest.

  25. bonnie

    How can I not Tweet such a beautiful site? I pity those who haven’t the time, ya know? Blessings to you.

  26. bonnie

    How wonderful I stopped by Red Dirt Ramblings. Then, I found out about the Fun Fiskars PowerGear® tool giveaway by Dee Nash on April 18, 2012. Your garden looks exquisite. I too am cherishing what little I have in what little time of spring is left ever wondering if the heat wave will start tomorrow. The infestations have been atrocious and moisture seems to add a sense of impending doom but every minute is worth it. My daughter gathers an allotment of sweet pea blooms every day or receives a rose or two from the neighbor. Next year we hope to have peonies and many more bearded Irises to choose from. Any tips to help provide blooms from the daffodils? They seems to be encouraged by having a warm background as in the siding of the house or a tree trunk. It fakes the soil into being warm, I guess? I need to divvy up the bulbs and give them more room, drag some out from under the shade and set the bulbs at the right height. But how to keep them from sinking from the clay and dirt movement? Indeed, fulfilling the dreams in hopes I, too, can have a full garden such as yours (for minimizing weeds, of course ;)).

  27. Jan Haynes

    Boy, could I use some new tools! Been in my garden all day and love looking at your beautiful blooms!

  28. Robbie Beeler

    Hope your Japanese Maple recovers–mine is my favorite things in my garden.

  29. Melanie

    Would love to win me some new gadgets!! And very handy looking ones indeed!

  30. Karen P.

    Wow! I’m moving from the city to the country next month, so these would be great! Love your blog!

  31. Peggy Beavers

    I told my FB friends and tweeted that Dee Nash of Oklahoma is giving away Fiskar products. If I don’t win, maybe I can borrow tools from a friend. Ha!

  32. Paul D

    Ok, I just tweeted, Google +’ed and spread it on Facebook :)

  33. Paul D

    Ever since coming from Australia to Oklahoma, where I have now made my home (just became a citizen, yeah!) I have always followed your blog. Thanks Dee.
    Those tools would go along way to help on my journey as an avid gardener.

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  35. Leslie

    I shared it on Google+ also…not that I want to entice more people into commenting!

  36. Rose

    Put my name in the hat, too! I have to add a plug for Fiskars. I have some small pruners (I forget which kind they are) from Fiskars that suddenly were hard to use. When I looked closely, I realized the spring between the handles was missing. I checked the Fiskars website and discovered they had a lifetime guarantee. I emailed them, and they promptly sent me a new spring free of charge. Voila! I’m back in pruning business:) In these days of disposable everything, I have to give kudos to a company who actually has replacement parts for its products and gives such excellent customer service.

  37. Kathy

    I just read your previous post….Beautiful story, beautiful garden, and a beautiful life.

  38. Kathleen

    oh, awesome, AWESOME giveaway Dee. Very generous of Fiskars & you. The few gardening tools of theirs I own have been terrific ~ thanks for the chance to win more!

  39. Les

    I’m in, I’m in! Thanks for the contest.

  40. Greggo

    Count me in……

  41. Patti Dennison

    Nice scissors!

  42. Sonji Nalley

    Since I am a voracious gardener, this would be a wonderful gift! Thanks for the chance to win these fabulous tools. Happy gardening! All the best, with fingers crossed, Sonji Nalley

  43. Vickie B

    How cool would it be to win this prize package and add all of this to the garden shed!

  44. Gloria R,

    Great give away! I shared it on FB and Stumbled it too!

  45. Carol

    I just posted this on Facebook. Thanks for the opportunity to enter multiple times.

  46. Rhonda Grisham

    These look like exactly what I need to get my yard in shape! TY for the opportunity!

  47. Patti

    Great prize package. Can’t get enough Fisker products.

  48. Brandon

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  49. Emily Elliott

    Ooh, I have been wanting some Fiskars tools! I have used Fiskars scissors for years due to the brand being equated with quality in the sewing arena. It’s great to see which ones you recommend, Dee, with your selections for this giveaway. Thanks for the information and the opportunity!

  50. Christi Honeycutt

    I also posted on Facebook.

  51. Christi Honeycutt

    Awesome tools. Love the info.

  52. LaDonna Evans

    Wonderful tools and love your tips too! Maybe I’ll get lucky and win one! Thanks!

  53. Laurie Barger

    Just love, love, LOVE Fiskars pruners and loppers. Thanks for having this giveaway Dee!

  54. Jennie Brooks

    I shared on FB too.

  55. Jennie Brooks

    awesome giveaway! and i’m not asking to win it all but i sure could use those PowerGear® Hedge Shears. thanks for all you do, Dee!

  56. Donalyn

    I shared the post on facebook as well.

  57. Donalyn

    I’m a pruner, trimmer, lopper addict, and can’t ever have too many of them. Good luck to everyone!

  58. Leslie

    Tweeted it Dee!

  59. sandy lawrence

    Oh, I would love these, so please include me! I’m a gardener of many years. Fiskars products are superb, and I need new tools badly. Thanks for doing this to you AND Fiskars!

  60. Lewis E. Ward, Figure in the Wood

    I enjoy trying out new hand tools. I don’t think I’ve ever used Fiskars.

  61. Karen

    I really need these.

  62. Denise Whitehead

    Hey, Dee, I added to my Facebook, too!

  63. Denise Whitehead

    Ooh, I could use a few of those tools! Cool deal, Dee!

  64. yours truly, Melissa

    These would be great for me to use as I try my first year at gardening!

  65. Turling

    Sweet Mary to Betsy, have you seen my yard??? If anyone is in need of tools, it is I. Do we need to plead our case, or does that not make a difference?

  66. Marlene

    Spring in North Dakota….lots of clean up. Sure could use some more tools!

  67. joey

    How fun … thanks, Dee, and count me in!

  68. Gail

    Tweeted it Dee! gail

  69. Kristy

    These tools look great to use– would love to have them!

  70. Martha

    I would love that set – just retweeted!

  71. Martha

    What a great package! I could do so much work with that set!

  72. karenleigh

    Also tweeted!

  73. karenleigh

    Would love to win these tools! Need them for my rose gardening!

  74. Keith

    Hi Dee,
    Well, I feel a little better knowing even the rock stars of the gardening world are having tree troubles this spring. The maple still looks pretty good compared to most!

  75. Roberta

    Tweeted your giveaway. Check it out: @chickenista

  76. Lisa at Greenbow

    Wow, I would love to have those loppers. Mine are kaput. I need those loppers. :) I would love to have any and all of these tools. Fiscars have the best scissors ever too. I have several pair for different jobs.

  77. Roberta

    Loppers and pruners and shears, oh my! Sign me up for the giveaway, I’ll tweet about it.

  78. Carol

    I tweeted it, Dee!

  79. Becky

    Just shared on facebook!

  80. Becky

    I discovered you a couple of weeks ago and can’t get enough. I bought a house last summer in NE OK and am truly enjoying working in my yard. Someday I would love my yard to look like yours. Sometimes I think I think I may have “lopped” off more than I can handle for the first year. Speaking of lopped, I would love to win that tool package. It sure beats what I am trying to get by with. Love ya!!!

  81. Sophia

    Boy do I need new pruners! The handle is broken on my large one and the spring on the smaller. Thank you for this opportunity and the great blog! Peace, Sophia

  82. Betty Nickles

    I am a new subscriber to your blog, but I would love to win these new Fiskars tools.

  83. donna

    a great prize and just starting in gardening would be the perfect gift

  84. Angie McCutcheon

    I am the lion tamer of deciduous shrubs. I would love to personally experience the benefits of Fiskars PowerGear® tools

  85. Racquel

    What a cool giveaway, love their products!

  86. Leslie

    There…I shared it on Facebook…hope you get lots of comments! Well…maybe I don’t….

  87. Mary Apperson

    I have some fiskers loppers and love them. I think they are as good as my 75 year old clippers but sharp. I would love to have some more of your products…

  88. Cindy, MCOK

    Fiskars tools are always welcome on my corner of Katy!

  89. Ann

    From one Okie to another, I sure would like to win those pruners.

  90. Nilsine Hansen

    Love Fiskars products. Well-made and easy to use.

  91. Sue

    I love to prune and good pruners can make cutting almost an addiction.

  92. Gail

    I love these tools and could always use more. gail

  93. Leslie

    What a wonderful prize package and just in time for the spring gardening season!

  94. Carol

    Okay, I’ll break the ice with the first comment. Those look like great tools!