Springtime means green grass, new flowers, and bright sunny skies. Read on for some ideas of what to plant in your garden for a simple and gorgeous new look.
Best Plants for Spring
By Russell van Kraayenburg
- PowerGear® patented gear technology multiplies leverage to give you up to 3X more power on every cut
- Powers through tough stems and branches that traditional pruners can’t
- Patent-pending design with modified gears and cam mechanism optimizes your cutting power in the middle of the cut where the branch is thickest and you need it most
- Makes cutting dramatically easier than it is with other tools
- Fully hardened steel blade stays sharp, even through heavy use
- Low-friction coating helps the blade glide through wood, prevents the blade from gumming up with sap and debris and helps the blade resist rust
- Rugged DuraFrame® construction provides superior strength and reduced weight
- Contoured, rolling handle fits the shape and natural motion of your hand for comfortable use and reduced hand fatigue
- Easy-open lock protects the blade during transport and storage
- Bypass blade style
- Maximum cutting capacity: 3/4" dia.
- Lifetime warranty
- PowerGear2™ Pruner
- Ideal for deadheading, trimming, shaping and other quick snips on small plants
- Awarded the Arthritis Foundation’s Ease of UseSM Commendation for a design that’s ideal for people with arthritis or limited hand strength
- Easy Action™ spring-action design gently opens blades after each cut to help reduce hand fatigue
- Fully hardened, precision-ground stainless steel blades stay sharp, even through heavy use
- Softgrip® touchpoints enhance comfort and control
- Easy-open lock protects the blades during transport and storage
- Included blade cover protects the blades when not in use
- Length: approximately 6"
- Full lifetime warranty
- Softgrip® Micro-Tip® Pruning Snip
- Ideal for digging when planting, taking up plants, turning earth and more
- Extra-large handle with Softgrip® provides exceptional grip and comfort
- Extra-large polished cast-aluminum head with sharp edge moves more soil faster, resists rust and cuts through tough turf
- Durable design won’t break
- Handle hang hole provides easy storage
- Full lifetime warranty
- Big Grip Trowel (400S)
Enhanced to maximize leverage where you need it most, so you can power through stems and light branches up to 3/4" diameter with ease.
Awarded the Arthritis Foundation’s Ease of UseSM Commendation, our pruning snip makes quick, precise cuts virtually effortless.
Dig in tough soil with a tool that’s as durable as it is comfortable.
Herbs of your choice
Vegetables of your choice
It can be tricky to know just when to start your spring planting. Keep seeds and seedlings indoor until your last freeze. Hardier winter vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, and kale can survive minor freezes, but it’s best to keep them indoors until your spring garden is going. When the temperature rises, it’s time to get started on your new springtime garden.
Herbs like thyme, rosemary, and lavender are all hardy plants that can be used in the kitchen, and even flower, adding color to your yard. While many herbs are drought tolerant, it is important to pay careful attention to your herb type and plant in suitable conditions. Most herbs will need full sun and well-drained soil to grow and flower.
If you already have these hardy herbs in your garden, take a little time to prune each back to encourage new, healthy growth. With the PowerGear2™ pruner, you can power through stems up to 3/4", which makes spring pruning a breeze. You can find more spring pruning tips here.
Moving plants is a great way to add dimension and change to your yard. Use a spade and cultivating tools to make moving plants easy. The Fiskars cultivating tools are comfortable to use but also durable, which is great for long work days in the garden. Ensure there is enough room around the plants roots before digging, and keep the soil and root ball intact. Water thoroughly until the plant is established.
After you are done planting, you will need to ensure your plants receive proper watering. As with most established plants, the early signs of a leaf beginning to wilt is a sign your flowers need water. With most flowering herbs, fruits, and vegetables, ensure the soil has proper drainage and that the plant is not sitting in water. Water just until the surrounding soil is thoroughly soaked, but again, avoiding any standing water.