Monday, July 25, 2011

A beautiful planter to help with my not-so green thumb

As much as I hate to admit it, I have never really had a green thumb.  In fact in college during my horticulture class, one of our assignments was to take care of a plant the entire semester.  Let me just say that it was a good thing that I had enough other points to get an A in the class because my golden pothos, Goldie, didn't quite make it the whole semester.  I either over water or underwater.  Now that being said, I love to have potted flowers as decor for the outside of my house during the spring and summer month so I was very happy when I had the opportunity to receive an amazing new planter from Avant Garden Decor.  I knew it would be the perfect way to accessorize our new deck.  

It was a tough decision to decide on which planter as Avant Garden Decor as an amazing selection, but I eventually landed on the CobraCo 26" Square Coco-Lined Floor Planter


I thought it would look amazing underneath the window on our deck and I think I was right if I do say so myself. (And as an added perk, it took The Farmer less than 5 minutes to put together.)



The really tough part was deciding what to plant in my planter.  I'm usually a wave petunia kind of girl, but when I saw these zinnias I knew that they would be perfect.  Now we just have to keep it alive during this record setting temperature summer.  We've done OK so far, but I'm a little nervous about  the zinnias surviving our upcoming vacation so I added this water bulb to see if it will do the trick.  


I must admit I'm not holding my breath and worse case scenario, if the zinnias don't make it, I will still have an amazing planter to use again next year and beyond.  

I must be honest though as much as I like my new planter, to Little Sissy, the best part was the big box that my planter arrived in... it made a perfect hiding place for her.  


Now thanks to Avant Garden Decor, you have the opportunity to win a hanging basket of your own.  If you would like to win a Hanging Basket of your own head over to the Real Farmwives of America & Friends Blog (www.realfarmwivesofamerica.com) and sign up for their giveaway!"  
 



Avant Garden Decor did provide me with this product to review; however, the thoughts, opinions and photos shared about this product on this blog are my own.  Thanks Avant Garden Decor!

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4 comments:

  1. Great looking planter. Would luv to win one!
    Barb babergbower@gmail.com

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  2. That is a very unique planter. Love it!

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  3. Nice looking planter and big. You might change out to a pretty mum in the fall so you can continue using it

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  4. I follow the Real Farmwives of America and the 3 Kids and lots of pigs through e-mail and Google Friend Connect. "I want to win a hanging basket from @avantgardendeco on @realfarmwives blog." I would probably plant some variegated ivy and Martha Washington geraniums if I won a planter, because my granddaughter's favorite color is pink, and they are so pretty.

    Nancy B.
    nbowen@sals.edu

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