The winners have been drawn. The winners are:
Nancy L. from Louisiana
Donna S. from Florida
Kari B. from Minnesota
We are giving away three pair of Corona pruning shears, Model #BP3180.
The lady in the photo? That’s my wife Pam and she knows pruning shears! I’ll tell you that story below.
These are professional shears, very heavy duty that will cut a branch up to 1″ in diameter. In case you haven’t figured it out by now, I am a huge fan of Corona pruning shears. And that’s not because I have any kind of a relationship with Corona, I don’t, and it’s not because I’ve not used other brands. I have used many other brands.
P.S. If you think this is really cool stay tuned! Next week we are giving away something truly awesome!
There are other shears on the market and there are some really, really good shears on the market. But for me Corona makes the most sense. For daily use I like the Corona 3160 because they are a bit smaller, a bit lighter and I carry them in the front pocket of my bibs. At all times!
About the giveaway. In order to be eligible to win these shears you need to post a comment below and we will select three winners completely at random. Just post a comment and you have a chance of winning a pair of these shears.
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Pam and pruning shears. Pam is an excellent pruner and keeps everything at our house and the nursery pruned perfectly. This summer I was going to the nursery supply house to pick up some nursery pots and she said; “‘Bring me a new pair of pruning shears.” We used to have an awesome nursery supply company here locally but they went out of business. The company that we have now only carries a limited number of items. Lots of pots, burlap, tree baskets and a few tools.
So when I asked the guy if he had pruning shears he takes me to rack with about 3 kinds of shears. A really nice pair of Felco’s which I knew she wouldn’t like because they were too big for her and pair of “red” shears that looked like the lightweight Coronas that we use for making cuttings. I asked if they were Coronas and he said; “No, you’ll never get a pair of Coronas for ten bucks. Those are made in China.” It’s all he had so I bought them.
I handed them to Pam at lunch time. They were nice and new, shiny, bright red handles. AfIIter lunch she went back to work and when I walked by where she was working she handed me the new shears and said; “You can keep these, they won’t cut hot butter!” She had no idea that they were not brand name shears. But what she did know is that they wouldn’t even cut soft hydrangea wood! The small branch would literally get pushed out of the shears instead of being cut as you squeezed the handle.
When I went back up to the building I got online, found the Coronas that she had be using and ordered three pairs. They were only ten bucks a piece for the light weight shears that we use for light pruning and taking cuttings.
Lesson learned. Quality matters!
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