“I just have a half acre garden, I can’t justify buying my own chipper/shredder,” words spoken to my neighbor as I borrowed their Troy-Bilt chipper shredder for the 3rd time…this spring. Ok, I wasn’t counting, but apparantely he was. He was right, though, I have a lot of need for one, so shouldn’t I have my own?
As my garden grows, so does my plant editing: pruning, limbing up, and letting in more light. This weekend, I removed dozens of limbs from one of the Leyland cypress, a large water oak limb that was drooping and blocking my very sexy magnolia yuyuanensis. Then there was another limb that had to go because it was hiding my Marina art.
To make a long story longer, I looked around and noted all the places it could use some machinery.
The Troy-Bilt chipper shredder would be needed here and there, and if I ever wanted to put in that vision of a mixed conifer tapestry hedge, the Leyland screen had to come out. The work involved has kept me from going forward. Now that my neighbor has gently guided me to reality, I plan to purchase my very own Troy-Bilt chipper shredder and set some projects in motion.
I can justify this. I’m all about making my gardening life as easy as possible. ~@HelenYoest Click to Tweet!
But before I buy my Troy-Bilt 206-cc Chromium Gas Wood Chipper, I’ve teamed up with Troy-Bilt to offer YOU a chance to win one. Nice, huh?
To enter to win this Troy-Bilt Chipper/shredder just leave me a comment and tell me your favorite kind of mulch.
For bonus points, follow Gardening with Confidence® on Facebook, vanity points if you like my author’s page , and sanity points if you like my new book page. There will be more points to follow me on Twitter at @HelenYoest, and for double points, tell a friend about this giveaway. Get your entries in! Good luck. And thank you for stopping by.
Sadly, the entry is limited to United States only.
GIVEAWAY ENDS, Sunday June 8th at 6 PM.
As a member of Troy-Bilt’s Saturday 6, I have been able to try out quite a few of their products.This is a paid review for Troy-Bilt, as part of the Saturday 6 blogger team. They have encouraged me to write an honest review of their product, be it negative or positive. ~Helen Yoest
Helen Yoest is a curious gardener – curious about plants, soil, design, and how others use these to create their gardens at home. She is also curious about what plants do for us today in the here and now, but also about their history and lore. Plants have a colorful past.
As an award winning freelance writer and garden stylist, Helen has traveled the world visiting public and private gardens so she can step into the dream that was once just an imagination. Her work has appeared in Country Gardens, Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, Carolina Gardener, and many others, including her work as the national gardening expert forAnswers.com. Helen is also the author of Plants With Benefits: An Uninhibited Guide to the Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits, Flowers, & Veggies in Your Garden (2014, St. Lynn’s Press) and Gardening with Confidence, 50 Ways to Add Style for Personal Creativity (2012, GWC Press).
Helen curates garden art, serves on the board of the JC Raulston Arboretum, is past Regional Representative of the Garden Conservancy Open Days tour and opens her garden annually, and is an honorary member of Pi Alpha Xi, the national honor society for floriculture, landscape horticulture and ornamental horticulture. Helen lives in Raleigh, N.C., tending to her half-acre wildlife habitat, her husband, and their three beautiful children.