AS Battery Tools With Lorien - State Of Bloom Flower Farm

Meet Lorien, the talented owner of State of Bloom Flower Farm. With a background in graphic design and a passion for gardening, Lorien has created a brand that values quality, authenticity, and ethical values. 

Her farm, located in the beautiful countryside south of Auckland, New Zealand, grows seasonal blooms, including 600 David Austin Roses, 600 tall Bearded Iris, 2,500 cut flower Dahlias, Tulips, and spring flowers, as well as a wide variety of cut flower annuals, perennials and foliages.

Join us as we go behind the scenes and follow Lorien for a day at the Flower Farm, where she demonstrates how she uses her STIHL AS Battery Tools for various tasks.

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The same lithium-ion battery is compatible with a small Pruner, HedgeTrimmer & Vacuum Cleaner.


Lorien: As a flower farmer, I rely heavily on my tools to ensure my crops are maintained and thriving - The STIHL GTA 26 has been a game-changer for me. I use it for removing old crops and leaving stems in the ground for biodiversity. This tool is super lightweight and easy to manoeuvre in tricky situations where I'm down under plants and clearing. It allows for precision cuts with a smooth flowing action.

With over 2,500 Dahlias to prune back at the end of the season, the STIHL GTA 26 makes light work of the job. It has allowed me to flip beds quicker during crop rotations by making quick work of removing woody stems from plants that have finished their seasons yield. It’s also super easy to disassemble and clean after use and it’s more powerful than you might expect.

The STIHL GTA 26 is a powerful and versatile tool that can handle various tasks such as pruning trees and shrubs, cutting garden waste, and general building work. It comes with a 10cm guide bar and ¼” Picco Micro 3 saw chain that guarantees a clean cut, thanks to STIHL's expertise in manufacturing high-quality chainsaws. The tool is easy to disassemble and clean, with a chain that can be quickly replaced or sharpened without extra tools.

  • Rated Voltage (V): 10.8
  • Weight (kg): 1.21 (Without battery)

  • Standard Chain: 1/4 inch Picco Micro

  • Bar Length: 10 cm

  • Run time with STIHL AS 2 Battery: 25 minutes or 80 cuts
  • Charge Time: 70 minutes


Lorien: The STIHL HSA 26 is perfect for tidying up all our box hedging when we don’t need to do a hard prune. It’s super useful and excellent for smaller garden jobs. Its compact but powerful, easy to use, and lightweight, so you don’t get tired and fatigued.

The STIHL HSA 26 is an efficient and versatile tool that makes garden trimming a breeze. It comes with two attachments: the grass-trimming blade and the hedge trimming blade. The grass-trimming blade is ideal for garden edges, while the hedge trimming blade is perfect for shaping small hedges, shrubs, and topiaries. The blades can be swapped quickly and easily, allowing you to switch between tasks effortlessly and always have the right tool for the job.

  • Rated Voltage (V): 10.8

  • Weight (kg): 0.8 (Without battery)

  • Tooth Spacing (mm): 19

  • Stroke Rate (rpm): 2,200

  • Total Length (cm): 50

  • Run time with STIHL AS 2 Battery: 80 minutes run time with the Grass Blade and 120 minutes run time with the Hedge Trimmer Blade.


Lorien:  After flower deliveries, the back of the van tends to get messy. With the STIHL SEA 20, I can easily hop in and out of the van, vacuuming as I go making the cleaning process quick and efficient. Its compact size allows me to clean even the tightest spots in the van, ensuring that every corner is spotless. The STIHL SEA 20 not only does an excellent job of cleaning the van but it's portable design makes it easy to carry around with me wherever I needed to go.

The STIHL SEA 20 offers effortless cleaning of small areas - whether you need to tidy up your living spaces, garage, workshop, vehicle or balcony. The soft handle features an easy-to-use start button that can be operated with either hand, and a locking solution that allows for continuous operation without the need to keep the button pressed. The collection container and 2-stage filter system are highly effective and easy to clean and reuse.

  •  Voltage (V): 10.8
  • Max Vacuum (mbar/kPa): 80/8

  • Volume Flow (l/min): 1,020

  • Weight (kg): 1.1 (Without Battery)

  • Container Capacity(l): 0.75

  • Sound Power Level (dB(A)): <84

  • Run time with STIHL AS 2 Battery: 14 minutes


Lorien: The AS Battery Tools have significantly improved our efficiency in crop rotations. We like to leave the root structure in place when flipping rows rather than the traditional method of pulling the whole plant out, and the tools make quick work of removing woody stems from plants that have finished their seasons yield. This allows for clean, easy cuts through the flower rows as we remove older plants, saving us time and effort.

Lorien: These tools make harvesting foliage for orders a quick and easy task, and their ease of use adds to the overall pleasure of completing the job.


Lorien: Gardeners will find these tools a dream come true, not only because of their small size and lightweight construction but also due to their comfortable grip. With excellent balance, it's easy to use them even in tight spaces to achieve the perfect cut. Unlike bulky and heavy power tools, these garden tools are ideal for daily use, thanks to their size, comfort, and weight. They will become your go-to tools for all your gardening tasks!


Lorien: I love these tools! Despite their lightweight design, they are surprisingly powerful, and the battery system is user-friendly.

Flower farming requires tools that are powerful and reliable, and these STIHL tools really deliver on both fronts! I couldn't be happier with them. These tools are fun to use, they make your job easier and quicker so you can cross it off the list and move on to the next one.