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*GIVEAWAY* Container Gardening Using Miracle-Gro Flowering Plants

Miracle-Gro Flowering Plantss
It’s hard to miss the display of the new Miracle-Gro flowering plants at Home Depot in these sunny yellow containers.

One of the drawbacks about living in an urban, apartment style condo is the fact that there isn’t really any outdoor space for me to keep a little garden. I thought about joining one of the community gardens but maintaining an offsite and kind of far away from my home garden with my warped schedule just did not seem feasible.

I discovered container gardening while walking up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan a few weeks ago. There it was, a giant pot of tulips and other plants right on the sidewalk of one of the biggest concrete jungles in the world. I was intrigued and was looking into it when I received an invitation to participate in a Miracle-Gro promotion. 

My lovely red and blue petunias
My gorgeous red and blue petunias 4.5″ potted plant size

Available now at Home Depot, the Miracle-Gro,  flowering plants is a new product line of annual flowers that includes 4.5” potted plants, 12” hanging baskets, and 12” pre-made containers. You don’t need to be the garden savvy type either. These plants were actually designed for those of us who are new to gardening and/or lack a green thumb. By the way, the 3-month guarantee is another added benefit for the Miracle-Gro flowering plants.

Miracle-Gro Flowering Plants Home Depot Containers and Hanging Baskets
A quick selfie in a sea of Miracle-Gro Flowering Plants 12″ Containers and Hanging Baskets at Home Depot West Hartford, Connecticut

What is available?

Miracle-Gro® Flowering Plants Geranium
Miracle-Gro® Flowering Plants Spreading Petunia
Miracle-Gro® Flowering Plants Scaevola
Miracle-Gro® Flowering Plants Salvia
Miracle-Gro® Flowering Plants Begonia
Miracle-Gro® Flowering Plants Vinca
Miracle-Gro® Flowering Plants Marigold

Unfortunately, not all of the above was available at my local Home Depot. I loved the bell look of the petunia’s and ended up with five of 4.5″ potted plants, a 12″ hanging basket, soil and a 14″ clay pot.  I planted the smaller ones in the clay pot and used a peace lily as the center piece. I left the hanging basket as is and it now resides in my living room next to the window. I love the pop of color and drama that this basket is bringing to that corner. Since that window is directly across from my bathroom, this big bloom is also giving me a tad bit more privacy from homeboy who lives across the way.

Miracle-Gro Flowering plants Hanging Basket
Miracle-Gro Flowering plant Hanging Basket in her new home.

I have to emphasize that these are all OUTDOOR PLANTS, however they can be grown indoors with proper care.  I would recommend that you go with the begonia’s which thrive well in light shaded to partial shaded area versus my petunias which needs a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight daily in order to flower well if you are also restricted to indoor gardening.

I put the big clay pot arrangement in front of my makeup table. You can see the reflection in the mirror
I put the big clay pot arrangement in front of  makeup, beauty products table. You can see the reflection in the mirror

Even if I could put them outside, the temperature fluctuation here in Connecticut is just so extreme that I doubt that they would survive. I keep them in my sunniest windows, however, and water them frequently. And the clay potted plant, as seen on Instagram... Recently, I finally dedicated a little space in my bedroom to my makeup, and other girly beauty things. The clay pot arrangement now resides in my bedroom next to my makeup table.

Container Gardening using the new Miracle-Gro Flowering Plants
My first ever container garden using the new Miracle-Gro Flowering Plants

Container gardens also look great on entrance steps (don’t hide these beauties in the backyard somewhere) and also on patios.  Here is your chance to win a $100 Home Depot gift card that you can use to purchase these lovely plants.

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XoXo, Natasha

Disclosure: I received Gift card to buy and try the Miracle-Gro Flowering Plants. The opinion expressed here within are mine!

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  1. I would have flowers on the window sill in the sunny windows!

  2. We use Miracle-Gro on plants and vegetables in our yard.

  3. Heather Hayes Panjon

    I Would Use Them To Make A Patio Garden For My Family

  4. amanda whiltey

    i would start a flower garden in my front yard

  5. I would use them in my window boxes

  6. I would make hanging baskets

  7. Amanda Buccieri

    Would love to win this for my hubby!

  8. I would plant some flowers in the backyard.

  9. I have hangers both in the front of the house and alongside the back area – lots of room for Miracle-Gro Flowering Plants

  10. I’d use it towards plants for my front porch.

  11. I’ve never had a container garden either. I would love to have a container garden full of herbs!

  12. I would use miracle gro on our patio, put them in some pots and decorate!

  13. Amanda Buccieri

    For our new backyard garden!

  14. I need it for my front flower beds!

  15. Heather Voorhees

    I would use them to liven up my backyard.

  16. Cálaeb Temple

    i would ’em in my backyard to plant some shrubs and flowers.

  17. I would use Miracle-Gro Flowering Plants for our front porch! Great giveaway!

  18. I’d plant them around our hydrangea bush.

  19. We have a balcony garden so Miracle Gro will help with herbs, tomato plants and flowers.
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  20. My fiancée and I are currently remodelling our backyard. This gift card would help us buy the patio stones we want.

  21. I would use it to start flower seeds for my garden 😉

  22. Darlene Carbajal

    I would use them in all of my flowers.

  23. I would ue them in my front yard flower

  24. I would ue them in my front yard flower beds.

  25. We are about to move into our first home and I would really love to use this for our first yard!!

  26. I would plant flowers in the front of my home in the flower bed.

  27. Leigh Anne Borders

    I would use them in my garden.

  28. I would plant them in my front flower beds. They look great.

  29. I’d use it for my front yard urns.

  30. As an apartment dweller, I don’t get to have the big garden, but I fill up my little patio like a tiny jungle! I would love to buy some miracle gro flowers to help me beautify my small patch of sun!
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  31. Melissa Teears

    I would use them for my front yard. It looks so plain right now.

  32. I would get flowers for my apartment!

  33. I would set out plants on my back patio!

  34. I’d use it on my patio plants!

  35. Jaclyn Reynolds

    I would love to plant some flowers and herbs! Thank you for the chance!

  36. Colleen Boudreau

    I’d use it on my front porch.

  37. Katie Contests

    I’d use them by my front entryway

  38. I would love to plant flowers in my walk way again but the ones that come back year after year. I love the magic of Miracle Gro
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  39. Oh I would love to use in my flower garden out by the pool! I also am doing a few vegetables this year…

  40. Danielle Porter

    My front porch needs some sprucing up!

  41. I would put some gorgeous colorful flowers in the front garden to brighten up my front yard.

  42. We re in desperate need of re-doing our landscaping in the front of our house after having things trampled by the people who installed our new windows.

  43. We have many plants we just purchased and have several geraniums, a hydrangea and more. Our home when we purchased it a year ago has many dead shrubs in it so we are pulling that out and putting flowering plants and bushes in

  44. i would plant some pretty things in our backyard which is SO dull and we have NO pretty flowers or plants!
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  46. I would use these to add more color to our backyard!

  47. I would use it to plant new flowers in my front yard.

  48. I would use it on our 3 flower beds in our backyard.

  49. I would give them to my mom, actually. She is a huge gardener and a bit of a plant hoarder, so it would make her really happy.

  50. I would use it to plant flowers in my back yard

  51. I would plant some of the Miracle-Gro Flowering Plants in the flower beds in front of our bedroom window.

  52. I would completely remodel the garden balcony with beautiful flowers and make it into a wonderland of bliss!

  53. My back porch needs some sprucing up with some flowers.

  54. I love making hanging baskets to decorate our front entry – it’s such an easy way to add a pop of color and look like a happy home.

  55. I would put flower beds by our shrubs.

  56. I’d fill my patio with flowering plants!

  57. I would use it in the flower boxes along my deck. I use MiracelGro on my tomatoes & they do fantastic!

  58. I would love to have a container herb garden.

  59. We would love to have flowers and plants in our front yard along the our sidewalk… this is how we’d use it by putting them in individual pots

  60. I am actually a first time homeowner and the house remodel has actually been the priority but it’s pretty much finished and now I would like to focus on the rest of the property. The front yard is in dire need of some TLC, this would definitely help. We could plant some grass seed and a flowers.

  61. I would use them to liven up an empty flower box under my kitchen window.

  62. i would use them on my side yard to add flowers to a very dull area.

  63. I would pretty up our porch!

  64. I would use it to plant flowers in my front yard.

  65. I would use them for flower beds bursting with color!

  66. I would love to spruce up our landscaping around the pool with more flowers!

  67. I want to use them in our front yard.

  68. I am putting some flowers in the front yard and would definitely use it for that!

  69. Jennifer Marie

    I would buy some plants for our front yard! It needs some color out there!

  70. I would use it in my flower boxes on the porch and deck

  71. Kim Pincombe Cole

    We just replaced our front door, so I’m looking for some great planters to highlight our entry way. I also have a garden cart that needs some love (aka some pretty flowers in it)!

  72. I would use them in the play area to brighten it up with color.

  73. I would use the Miracle Gro Flowering plants as a border to my rock garden.

  74. I would plant them in my garden

  75. I have an empty planter in my front yard that I would use the Miracle Gro in. We have really sandy soil and Miracle Gro is a must!

  76. I’d honestly give the prize to my grandma. She has a stunning garden year after year and she’d put it to good use 🙂

  77. I would use them on my porch.

  78. i would plant in front of the yard

  79. Amanda Sakovitz

    I would use it to plant flowers in my backyard!

  80. I’d use the Miracle-Gro Flowering Plants around my mailbox and along the sidewalk to accent those bare areas.

  81. I would use Miracle-Gro Flowering Plants on the side of my house and on the deck in the back yard of our house. The flowers looks so pretty!

  82. I would put some flowers in the kitchen

  83. Mary Happymommy

    I would use the flowering plants for my front porch.

  84. I have window boxes and would put that $100. gift certificate towards filling them with beautiful flowers!
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