I haven't done much ... any ... gardening this summer, but lately I've been freshly inspired. Just this morning, in fact, I was outside planting crocus bulbs. So I was excited to see this campaign for Miracle-Gro and the Gardenieres. They're gardening enthusiasts who are sharing real-life gardening tips with those of us whose thumbs are less green.
My favorite Gardenieres tip was about amending soil. This was filmed in Chicago, but applies to any of us who have clay-based soil.
I also liked the video on Container Gardening 101. I always want to plant in containers, but Miracle-Gro® Expand 'n Gro Concentrated Planting Mix sounds like it'll make both planting and maintenance easy. It absorbs plenty of water and feeds plants for up to six months. I'm eager to give container gardening another try!
You may remember our struggles with the evergreen trees in front of the house. The alkalinity leached from the sidewalk is too much to be overcome by our acidic rainfall. Miracle-Gro tree spikes for evergreens look like a perfect solution.
What are your gardening challenges? For more information and to chat with other gardeners, visit the Miracle-Gro Facebook page.