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I'll admit, I like easy projects. With two kids and another on the way, I don't have energy to do a lot of complicated things right now. So when I checked out The Gro Project, and saw the Toy-arium, I knew it was something my boy would like to do. By the way, you can check out Miracle-Gro's Pinterest page for some more inspriation and to share some gardening stories. Big Brother decided that he wanted to put cowboys and Indians in it. He hasn't found his little figures yet though. lol He did stick a little doll figure in it, but my girl grabbed it out. Go to fun garden projects to find instructions for the Toy-arium and some other really cute projects. Here's pics of what we did. Had to do it inside because it's a little too chilly for my tastes to do it outside. Big Brother was tired and a little grumpy, but he managed to smile for the camera.
Sister wanted to help. Fortunately, I got four plants (they didn't all fit) and an extra pot, so now she's got her own plant. I really don't have much of a green thumb, and don't know much about gardening, but Miracle-Gro really does make it easier for me. They've got different kinds of potting soil for different kinds of plants. It's a good thing too, or else I would have gotten the wrong kind for our succulents! I got their Cactus, Palm, and Citrus mix for container gardening. Now I just need to remember to water the plants occassionally! You can go to the Miracle-Gro website and check out all their different products.
I really enjoyed planting some plants with my kids. Next week I'm going to see about re-planting our outside containers. I need to clean out last year's plants first. I'll have to get some more potting soil and check out my favorite farmer's market for more flowers now that I know they're open. I know I'll be using their Moisture Control Potting Mix and Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food when I replant my outdoor planters. Hey, if I don't have to worry about feeding my plants for the whole time that they're alive, that's a good thing for them! Means I won't accidentally kill them. :-) Miracle-Gro wants to help motivate people to get gardening. Check out their little video about their Gro Project.
Come on, get out and get your hands dirty! It's pretty darn fun, especially when you do it with your kids (even when one of them is grumpy ;-) ). I know I enjoy seeing my container gardens all summer, filled with bright and pretty colors. I can't wait until next week so I can pick out some neat looking flowers to plant.