Win a Pair of Dramm Hand Pruners

I can’t believe what an awesome response we received on this contest. I wish I had more pruners to give away. Today’s winner by random draw is Tammy Hathaway. Congratulations Tammy and thanks to everyone for participating. I’m blown away.

People often ask me about which plants to cut back in autumn and when to cut them back. I advise to wait until a killing freeze to cut back perennials and pull out summer annuals. If a plant had problems during the summer always through the foliage in the trash rather than the compost bin to prevent carrying fungus and disease over into next year.

I like to leave some of my perennials and ornamental grasses uncut for winter interest and bird habitat. How about you? Do you prefer a tidy winter garden or is a little frowzy more your style?

Tell me in the comments section below for a chance to win a cool pair of Dramm ColorPointâ„¢ Bypass Pruners. They are bright yellow, which makes it easy to find them in the garden. I’ll announce the winner on Friday November 02, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. CST. Click here for the official rules.

678 Responses to Win a Pair of Dramm Hand Pruners

  1. Darla Beck says:

    My garden is always a little bit “frowsy” but more so this time of year. It’s the time of year that we can see branches which need to be pruned out, but other than pruning a bit, the garden just rests.

  2. Darla Beck says:

    My garden is always a little bit “frowsy” but more so at this time of year. It is the time of year when branches that need pruning are easier to see, so some pruning is done. But other than that, the garden pretty much rests.

  3. Angela says:

    Love, Love your show, I have learned so much. I have two tall grasses that I prune in the fall. I am short so I wrap them with duck tape and use my loppers to cut them from the Bottom.
    The tape holds them together for me, like a third hand, and I am able to pick them up easily, because the tape holds them together and I can put them out for trash. Angela

  4. Richard Nadolski says:

    Well, like everyone, we love leaving what we don’t use for the animals!!! Our golden rasberry’s came very late this year, and here in Michigan we have already had several hard frosts and we already had plenty so the rest are to share!! I always seem to misplace my pruners, and when it’s time to take down the berry bushes, those bright yellow prunners can be found now matter where you laid them!!! Thanks for the great website, recipes, and great shows!!

  5. Cheryl says:

    I usually leave some plants for the birds and other critters, and for me. I love the way they look after a heavy frost when they are glistening in the early morning. I do clean up anything that had a problem, and then throw out the plant material and turn the soil a bit to let nature work on it. Instead of bringing in some of my potted perennials, I bury them to just over the rim, and mulch all around them. They stay snug all winter and are ready to be re-potted in Spring.

  6. Rich Cristel says:

    Winning a set of these would be a Great X-mas present for sure. Just knowing that Allen endorsed these is worth it’s weight in gold.

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