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A flower is the blossom of a plant. In Botany it is the part of a seed plant comprising the reproductive organs and their envelopes if any, especially when such envelopes are more or less conspicuous in form and color. A flower is also a plant, considered with reference to its blossom or cultivated for its floral beauty.

Which Garden Tools will get the job done!

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Landscaping or Gardening is a labour intensive job that many people are not fond of.  I am one of those people who loves the physical work out as much as the end result.  I love working with the earth and seeing a finished landscape evolve through my own hard work.

The tools used are of utmost importance, saving you frustration, time and yes money at the end of your work day.  My favourite and most used tools are a pitch fork, a good pair (or two) of trimmers, loppers, a rake and an edger as well as a garden bag for trimmings and clippings.  As a landscape gardener I need tools that I can depend on day after day.  After many dollars spent on tools that did not stand up to the test of time, I discovered “Fiskars” brand.  The company, which was founded almost 400 years ago, offers a life time guarantee on their products.

My work takes me to every corner of an outdoor space and the job changes often by the minute.  I needed tools that would stand up to the intense workout of multiple demands hour after hour.  So I bought my first pair of Fiskars hand trimmers and was so satisfied with them, I bought another pair.  My first pair is now many years old and I still use them.   Since my first purchase, I have replaced most of my tools with Fiskars.  I have not found another brand that stands up as well.   So at the end of my work day when I am cleaning up my tools and the garden area, I am grateful that I found a product that stands up to the labour intensive job of garden work and landscaping  Many other tools I have purchased, became dull almost immediately, often bending or warping after little use and many others rusted from the moisture.    But not Fiskars…they just keep going and going.  And I love the orange coloured handles…easy to find in the garden.  I have lost  many hand tools in the garden because they are black and difficult to see against the black soil.

So the next time you are thinking of purchasing or replacing some or all of your garden tools…consider Fiskars…you will be glad you did.  They are available in every hardware store and have a website loaded with tool and garden information.  Best of all…they come with a lifetime guarantee!  See you in the garden…or the garden centre!  Cheers!

 

Last Minute Christmas Gifts!

Are you one of those last minute shoppers who is not sure what to buy someone who has everything?  Would you like to avoid the stress of crowds and shopping in the malls and still come ahead with a gift that shines?

A trip to the Garden Centre is always fun and stimulating with all of the colours and scents of the season.  Friday’s Vancouver Sun may hold the key to your stress free shopping trip.  From seed kits to stocking stuffers to cherry trees for spring to the super gnome…there is something for everyone…whether they are an avid gardener or just enjoy flowers.  Buying for the garden is a thoughtful gift that gives all year!   And if you are not sure of your gardener, then a gift certificate is always a perfect choice!  Happy shopping and Happy holidays!

 

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