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. Patricia says:

    North Texas Falls and Winters are very nice, amazingly early we get the first sights of Spring bulbs. Hydrangea heads are delightful.
    We have a white tailed doe and her twin babies who vsit daily, we rescued her at few days old and after hunting season she was released on our 10 acres but she was in love and chose to stay around and dine daily in the evening at our corn, fresh fruits and veggies platter. Fall and and winter and seed heads and the odd brave flower are pure joy,

  2. Charlene says:

    I was recently laid off after 20+ years, working in my yard has been a great way to spend time. Hopefully now I will be able to take better care of my yard. I have enjoyed your emails for years and loved the Zombie spoof.

  3. Susan Arnold says:

    It really depends on the plant, location, and how it looks in its winter garb. Of course if the plant provides shelter for beneficial insects, birds, or small animals, then it seems beautiful year-round.

  4. Joan Scorof says:

    I use my pruners often to trim back wisteria, butterfly bushes, broken branches and my roses. I also have grasses, peonies, hostas and fruit trees that need annual work. I wouldn’t know what to do without my garden – vegetables and flowers. Caring for it keeps me going! I find your newsletters helpful – keep them coming!

  5. Lynn Fleming says:

    I like to see the stem structures of my plants in winter, pruning only the damaged and badly crossing limbs.

  6. Lots of evergreen herbs keep my garden looking pretty lush in winter here in the Northwest. Thanks for all you do.

  7. Betty Sylvia says:

    I like to leave the seed heads for the winter birds to eat.

  8. Love those pruners. Very helpful in taking the tangles out of the rototiller tines. Snip Snip.

  9. These pruners would really be a help in my garden. I could really use them to prune my garden.

  10. julia says:

    Annuals out already, bulbs in and grasses are available all winter long! And yes, there is still a bit of pruning to do, but that just means another reason to be out in the garden.

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