Happy weekend! The weekend has officially arrived and boy am I glad. This week was a whirlwind with the start of my week LIVE on the Marilyn Denis Show (you can see my full segment on how to create a gorgeous outdoor garden oasis for less than $300), then followed by a week’s of business conferences. I can’t wait to kick back and relax this weekend, I think I deserve it … and so do you!
To kick off the weekend, I’m sharing a simple DIY project that you can work on – a DIY Outdoor Planter. Recently, I had the pleasure to learn all about planters and gardening with Peter Cantley, the garden guru and Vice-President, Floral & Garden and Loblaw Companies Ltd. I’m not sure about you, but I kill about any plant that lives, so I was so glad to get some expert advice on planting my own mini garden with some products from President’s Choice (be it floral or edibles). Peter taught us how to create a simple, yet attractive planter using three simple ingredients – Thrillers, Fillers and Spillers.
Read further for steps on creating your own DIY Outdoor Planter. Best of all, I’m prepping you for your gardening skills by giving away a $50 Giftcard to President’s Choice. Enter using the widget below!
A plant at the center that makes a statement. I used PC’s Canna Pacific Scarlet plant for $6.99.
An arrangement of plants that tumble over the sides to add a dramatic effect. These are generally places around the thriller, three in a triangular fashion. I used a combination of plants as my spillers. Good options are PC ‘s Gigantico Sweet Georgia Ipomea (assortment of coloured leaves) and PC’s Lysimachia (yellowing green foliage).
Similar to the spillers being arranged in threes in a triangular fashion, fillers are a must to pull everything beautifully together. These are typically floral plants such as PC Gigantico Calibrachoa (which comes in an array of colours and are generally bi-colour in nature).
These SUPER cool Max Touch gardening gloves made exclusively for President’s Choice are totally made for bloggers and Instagramers! They are touch-screen friendly! You can now share your every green-thumb moment with your friends without taking your gloves off! $4.99 at Canadian Super Stores and Loblaws across Canada.
I’m giving away a $50 Giftcard to President’s Choice (can be redeemed at any participating Loblaw Inc. store).
Here is how you can win, enter the draw by using the WIDGET below. Contest is open from June 6, 2014 12:00 a.m. EST to June 13, 12:00 a.m. EST. This contest is only opened to Canadian Residents, winner must have an address in Canada.
Enter the draw by using the widget below. Good luck to you all!
Winner will be announced on this blog post, Facebook, and Twitter by noon on June 13, 2014. So please check back! Good luck and I hope to see you there! You can learn more about gardening at My PC Garden.