Mother’s Day Gardening (and A Giveaway!)
This post was written as part of my partnership with Miracle–Gro.
Growing up in New England, Mother’s Day = planting day for my mom. Any sooner and you’re pretty much guaranteed to get a late frost that kills everything, and then you have a dead garden and an empty wallet. So she would wait for early May and then spend Mother’s Day in the garden putting in plants and flowers.
I’ve been planting with the kids on Mother’s Day since they were old enough to help and they love it (OMG just LOOK at tiny 2012 Evan and Caroline planting with me!!) This year Caroline asked every day if it was Mother’s Day yet because she wanted to plant “her” garden. She requested “pink and purple and pink and purple and red” flowers.
A week or so before Mother’s Day I was contacted by Miracle-Gro to see if I’d like to try some of their new flowering plants in my plantings. I’m already a Miracle-Gro fan, since their potting soil and plant food have been life savers while I’ve been turning my black thumb into a green thumb, even if it’s still a very light shade of green. So of course I was happy to try some of their new 4.5″ annuals in my containers.
It took a few days for the plants to reach all the stores, but I’m thrilled they’re now available in most Home Depots. Evan helped me pick these up and then Caroline helped plant them.
Caroline suggested the geranium in the old watering can. She’s got an eye for groupings already.
I can’t wait to report back on how my plants are doing and how big they’ve gotten as the summer goes! I have two little helpers VERY happy to remind me when it’s time to water (every time we walk past the plants, obvs) so keeping them alive should be a piece of cake.
As treat for my readers, you can enter to win $100 from Miracle-Gro to get flowers of your very own! Just leave a comment on this post telling me how you might use Miracle-Gro plants in your own garden or to brighten someone else’s day.
This post is part of my partnership with Miracle-Gro and I was compensated for my products & time. $100 gift card giveaway open to US Residents 18 years and older and is provided directly from the sponsor. Giveaway ends 5/27.2014 and 1 winner will be randomly chosen.
Update! I drew a winner this morning and the gift card goes too…Fionnuala! Congrats! I hope you enjoy Miracle-Gro plants for your new yard!