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November 3, 2009

Fiskars Stainless Steel Florist Bypass Pruner makes tedious trimming easy

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Fiskars has developed this florist pruner which cuts 1/2 limbs and has twine cutter and a stem stripper. It's three jobs in one easy to handle tool. The pruner works for both right and left handers, and although I cut and trimmed deadheads from the roses and cut the stalks of the hollyhock, my fingers and thumb never got tired or strained. You also get the choice of non stick coated blades or stainless steel. These pruners are able to do very fine cuts to take out small twigs and branches without mistakenly cutting the decorative leaves or flowers. Sweet! Thanks to Fiskars for sending us in some to review.

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At Fiskars 9821 1/2-Inch Cutting Capacity Stainless Steel Florist Bypass Pruner

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October 16, 2009

Review: Loop Handle Bypass Pruner with Carabiner Clip From Fiskars

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Fiskars was kind enough to send me a set of pruning tools to review. It is always a pleasure to handle a well made tool and Fiskars tools are top of the line. I first tried the Carabiner Clip Bypass Pruner and found that it is light weight and cuts green wood like smoothly and cleanly. They have added the Carabiner clip so that the pruner can hang on your belt while you weed or mulch and then suddenly see the limb that needs clipping. I tried this tool on roses, fir tree, fig tree, apple and pear and discovered that both 1/2" and 3/4" limbs came off with ease. It also has a niftly lock nut that keeps the shears from opening and knicking you while you work.

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Cutting with them is a breeze, and the handles are excellent.

At Fiskars and Fiskars Carabiner Clip Bypass Pruner

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October 12, 2009

PlantHouse looks great, is easy to set up and will keep your tender plants alive.

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This portable, pop up greenhouse is perfect for extending your growing season and protecting your plants.The greenhouse set up the easiest it has ever been. Screened vent openings allow for air circulation and closing the vents will promote and maintain high humidity levels. The PVC material is UV resistant for longer life. Solar heat from the sun heats your greenhouse during the day while an electric heater will be needed on freezing nights or in cloudy or snowy conditions. Folds up easily into a compact storage carry bag and includes shade cover, stakes, high wind tie downs and free storage bag with sholder strap.

At PlantHouse 5' Clear

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October 6, 2009

Woodstream Rolling Plant Caddy moves plants easily

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If you're starting to move plants in from the patio or putting them under a protective roof, this plant caddy will help you find the right place, and adjust the placement easily as needed. It's inexpensive and won't let water drip on floor surfaces.

  • 13" plant caddy
  • Clear poly construction
  • 4 heavy-duty casters, allow caddy to roll easily without tipping
  • Built-in water reservoir to prevent water from overflowing onto floors
At Woodstream PC13 Rolling Plant Caddy
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October 1, 2009

Fiskars Tuscany 57-Gallon Rain Harvesting System helps you use rainwater

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Fiskars had created a rain barrel which can help you water your plants. The durable, impact resistant polyethylene barrel blends well with all house styles while standing up to years of harsh sun and freezing cold. The barrel comes with a diverter kit that attaches to gutter downspouts, sending water to the barrel until it's full, then automatically sending excess through the downspout and away from the house so that the barrel doesn't overflow. The system includes the 57-gallon rain barrel, cover, diverter kit, a built-in base for optimal stability, threaded spigot for easy garden hose attachment, and a detailed installation guide.

At Fiskars 5997 Tuscany II 57-Gallon Rain Harvesting System, Terracotta Color

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September 24, 2009

Tyco Black Plastic Sheeting 20X100 is the gardener's best helper

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Black plastic sheeting does multiple jobs in my garden. It cuts off sunlight to kill weeds, it protects a cultivated area from weather and weeds, it keeps the soil warm around plants so the the growing season is extended. I cut the sheeting in strips to go between rows early in the season to save myself weeding time and trouble. I used it successfully over an area where I didn't want the blackberries to spread. I keep it around the edges of the garden where the grass wants to invade. Wonderful stuff! Makes my gardening so much easier.

At Covalence Plastics 4ML BLK 20X100 20-by-100-Feet 4-Millimeter Tyco Polyethylene Plastic Sheeting, Black

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September 23, 2009

Garden Auger Bulb Planter makes bulb planting easy

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If you are ready to put in bare rooted plants or fall bulbs to over winter and bloom in the spring, this auger can make holes fast. The auger fits 3/8th " drills which you can use on your own household drill, and is sturdy steel construction. The auger is 24" long so you don't have to bend over so far and can move easily on to the next hole to be dug. A real time and back saver.

At Garden Auger Bulb Planter 2.75" x 24"

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September 16, 2009

TwisterPicker Perfect for Harvesting Fruit

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Are your peaches getting ripe? Here is a fruit picker that holds the fruit and twists it off the branch without injuring the tree or the fruit. The Twister is small, smooth and light. You open the fruit holders when it gets to the fruit. When you let the fruit holders close on the fruit, your two hands are free for a quick twist. No more struggling through the limbs and twigs as you do with a basket or a bag . This fruit picker comes without handle--a broom handle works fine.

  • So easy to use; even Grandma can use the Twister.
  • Fruit damage is not a factor with the Twister. The fruit is twisted off the natural way.
  • No clumsy bag or basket to tangle in the tree.
  • Light weight (8 oz.) makes picking fun and fast.
  • Slim profile lets you access all the fruit on the tree.


At Fruit Picker, the TwisterPicker

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September 11, 2009

McCulloch Electric Chipper/Shredder for easy mulch and compost

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Here is an item on my wish list. A chipper shredder makes mulch out of garden and pruning waste. McCulloch chipper/shredders make quick work out of twigs and small branches. The 3-way feed makes it easy to reduce your yard waste in a minimal amount of time. This will not do the big limbs, but it saves you packing your leaves in bags for pickup because you have made your own mulch. The shredded waste can also be composted.

At McCulloch MCS2001 14-Amp Electric Chipper/Shredder

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September 10, 2009

Black & Decker Cordless Grass Shear for careful lawn trimming

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This is the tool that will trim those difficult areas of the lawn where a surgical cut is necessary. You can avoid cutting the flowers and get around large plants and rose bushes without damaging them. It will run for 35 minutes without charging and comes with a battery charger.

At Black & Decker 3.6-Volt Cordless Grass Shear #GS500

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