Last summer one of the first gardening magazines I bought was Easy Care Landscaping. I have no idea who is responsible for this magazine but I really enjoyed it and have kept it around and looked through it at least 100 times. It's the one where I saw the pictures with the adorable stawberry pots with actual strawberries growing in them and instantly became obsessed with creating that look myself.
Anyway, on the last page of the magazine Easy Care announced a contest where the winners would receive one of several prizes (cultivator, hedge trimmers, clematis vine). The requirement was to submit a paragraph explaining how you'd use them. I submitted entries for the hedge trimmer and the cultivator.
Yesterday I received a call from work saying that my entry had been selected and I won the shiny new hedge trimmer shown above!! It's a cordless Black and Decker hedge trimmer!
The lady was so funny when she called
lady: bla bla bla "i was calling to tell you that your entry was selected and you've won the hedge trimmers"
me: "WHAAATTTTTT???? ARE YOU SERIOUS??????? YAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! I'M SO EXCITED!!!!"
lady: "i'm so glad you are excited! i've called several people already and nobody really seems to care that they've won!"
Who wouldnt be excited about this??? I told the lady to feel free to call me back with other prizes and I'd scream for her again. I sure wanted that cultivator! Thank you Black and Decker and thank you Easy Care Landscaping magazine!
Now I can create my own poodle shrubs!!! HA HA @ Carol and Carolyn ;)
Here's my question - can I use these on my hedge roses or do I have to properly dead head them? I had no idea how much time and energy would be required for deadheading 26 hedge roses. Can i just use these things now?