My #MiracleGroProject

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Hey, friends!  We are officially enjoying my favorite time of year.  I just love it when the weather is nice enough for our family to have fun doing outdoor activities together.  One of the things we always look forward to is planting flowers, vegetables, and herbs.  The older Little Crafter gets, the more of a help he can be, and he absolutely loves it.  Planting, watering, weeding…you name it, he wants to do it “all by myself!”  {and occasionally in his pajamas}.

When we first bought our house 11 years ago, I was totally intimidated by the idea of starting my garden, but over time I’ve learned that it’s easier than I thought to grow all kinds of things.  I’ve been able to successfully grow tomatoes, peppers, basil, rosemary, lavender, mint, cilantro, and all kind of flowers.  I started simple, with some wave petunias out front.  Then we branched out a few years later to try vegetables.  Three years ago was my first attempt with potted herbs because I have a notoriously “black thumb” with anything that’s not in the ground.  It’s gone so well that now, I’ve been challenging myself to come up with new and fun garden projects that include things I can grow inside the house too.

When I was shopping for some flowers to put in front of the house this year, I came across some small blooms that were just so colorful and pretty that I wanted to keep a few inside where I could see them all the time.  I didn’t need a large container or pot, so I looked around for something else I could plant them in.  My cousin and a few other friends suggested trying a teacup, so I did!

This pretty teacup and saucer were sitting in my china cabinet never getting any use {y’all know I use my Tervis tumbler for my chai}!  I thought the multicolored flowers in the pattern tied in perfectly with the little blooms I wanted to plant.  I got out my trusty Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix {which is also what I always use for my herbs} and put a little of it in the cup.  I added my flowers, a little more potting mix, then used a spray bottle to water the soil.  My “brother” Matt reminded me that since there’s no drainage, I have to make sure not to over water it, but that’s not usually my issue…haha.  I plan on continuing to use the spray bottle though, and I think if I put Little Crafter in charge of watering it, that will be a great way to ensure that it doesn’t get forgotten!  He’s got a great memory for his “jobs.”

To help keep my little teacup “garden” healthy, I can also give LC the job of making sure it gets Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food.  I just love the way it turned out; so cheerful, pretty, and a bit unexpected too!  There are lots of other fun and simple garden projects you can try if you want something out of the ordinary!  I asked some of my Facebook friends for ideas and they brainstormed the following list, which I thought was fabulous:
- watering can
– rain boot {oh how I wish I still had LC’s old froggy boots!}
– mason jar
– teapot
– saucepan
– bucket {wouldn’t a little sand bucket be cute?}
– shoe
– basket
– plastic yard duck
– coffee mug
– coffee pot or carafe
– coffee can
– wooden tool box
– fish tank or bowl
– wishing well
– wagon
– wheelbarrow
– apple crate
– barrel

- toilet
The possibilities are endless!  You can even plant in an old instrument like a guitar or a ukelele!  And I’m sure you a lot of these things already around your house!  Why not have some fun this spring and try planting in something new and different?  For more ideas, check out The Gro Project and follow Miracle Gro on Pinterest, where you can see all kinds of inspiration and share your own projects too!  I can’t wait to hear about what you create!

Hugs & Glitter,

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10 comments on My #MiracleGroProject

  1. Eva Scott
    May 17, 2013 at 11:02 AM (2 years ago)

    awww what a cute idea to put flowers in a tea cup

  2. Susan@Organized31
    May 17, 2013 at 2:09 PM (2 years ago)

    Looks like you and Lil’ Crafter had a wonderful time and the tea cup garden is lovely.

  3. Tawna Thompson
    May 17, 2013 at 2:19 PM (2 years ago)

    Oh that tea cup garden is So cute! Love it

  4. Marilyn Clark
    May 17, 2013 at 4:23 PM (2 years ago)

    The teacup is such a sweet way to plant some smaller plants! LOVE the idea!

  5. Grandma
    May 17, 2013 at 9:00 PM (2 years ago)

    That is adorable. I love the flower pots too.

  6. Bev Carter
    May 18, 2013 at 8:33 PM (2 years ago)

    Love your tea cup garden. A trick you can use, is to add some pebbles in the bottom so the roots don’t sit in water or add broken up pieces of Styrofoam.
    I am your newest GFC.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn


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