Easy Gardening with Miracle-Gro (Sponsored Post)

June 16, 2013Allison Murray

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Use things from the kitchen as cute planters, like mugs and gravy boats!

When I was a young adult in my first home I was desperate to have a pretty garden. You see my mother and my grandmother both have gorgeous yards and always have. I kind of felt like to be a successful adult, that didn’t mean just having my own home, but having a pretty yard, too.

As it turns out the gardening enthusiasm is strong within me but the green thumb seems to have skipped a generation. Over the first few years I don’t even have a clue as to how much money I spent on plants. It was ridiculous. I asked my Mimmie what was what for easy gardening and she told me, that I needed to Miracle-Gro the heck out of that stuff, sit back and watch it fill up the garden on its own. And she was absolutely right and since then I’ve always had my little Miracle-Gro sprayer in the garage but now I am going to upgrade to the new LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Advance Starter Kit. It’s so much smaller and sleeker (and probably lighter) than my old timey liquid feeder.

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But, I’ve recently become interested in house plants and bought one or two that didn’t fare too well. I said that the cats were killing them, but in truth it is my black thumb. Then I was contacted about some nifty products from Miracle-Gro that works really well with indoor plants, Moisture Control Potting Mix which will help with my over and/or underwatering problems and the Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food that will help them thrive.

And ages ago I was telling my mom how I wanted a kitchenwares garden out of normal kitchen things like tea pot, cow creamer and things like that. They’d all be white and it would sit on my kitchen window. Super cute, right? But she quickly informed me that I would just be dooming the plants I bought because it would be difficult to make draining holes in ceramic and it wouldn’t be so pretty if each thing was on a little water catching plate or something.

Use things from the kitchen as cute planters, like mugs and gravy boats!

So this potting mix is making my little 2 year old dream a reality! A quick trip to the store and I bought a gravy boat and a plain white mug. Couldn’t find a little white teapot  but I’m going to keep my eyes peeled for that.

Use things from the kitchen as cute planters, like mugs and gravy boats!

I like yellow a lot so I’ve decided to try and go mostly with yellow and green foliage. For these two little ceramics I got a spikeball cactus (which isn’t the botanical name or anything but what do you expect from a chick with a black thumb) and a plant that had a tag that said “tropical variety”.

Use things from the kitchen as cute planters, like mugs and gravy boats!

And I’ve been told that I’m a messy crafter and I guess the proof is in the pudding. I used my nifty new potting soil and placed my little plants into my little their new ceramic homes that don’t need holes drilled in the bottom.

There are so many fun ways that you can get crafty with plants and I’m more than excited about it. And Miracle-Gro is excited, too. Check out The Gro Project with some really fun ideas like a ukelele garden and the Miracle-Gro Pinterest boards have so much exciting inspiration and fun garden projects.

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