I found a new website that is sponsored in part by Miracle-Gro, It's called the Gardenieres. What I liked most about it was that it features Master Gardeners from different regions.
Teena is Miracle Grows, West Coast Gardenier. She understands the seasonal temperatures that vary. I love Teena's garden layout and her location on the West Coast makes me think we have similar growing climates. But, in a word, she's intimidating. Not her really, more her breathtaking garden. One of the things I learned from reading the project is that planters have different requirements depending on where they are placed. I love that the project is ongoing as she shows the process for changing spring flower planters into hearty summer flowers and plants. The project offers step-by-step and best planting techniques to make my own project a success.
I will be visiting Miracle-Gro's videos for help when we do projects, maybe even Find beauty in the Fall.
I love to do my gardening in containers and a few years ago Miracle-Gro came out with a Moisture Control Potting Mix and this is a must have if you do, do container gardening because it:
- Has natural fiber technology to absorb excess water and release it to the plant as needed.
- Protects against over- and under-watering.
- Has Miracle-Gro® Plant Food mixed in the soil.
- Ideal for all container gardeners
That's right, it will save you from watering the heck out of your potted babies and if you do, it will absorb the excess and give your plants little drinks here and there (This is a plus for me because I carry a 5 gal bucket of water from my bath tub to my plants every day, two to three times in a watering). I like it that it also contains the Miracle-Gro plant food so it will take care of your plants all season long. No extra feeding and growing plants with Miracle-Gro is a must. I really do get larger and bountiful plants and veggies. This is such a great combo and I will never use another type of potting soil again.
You can visit the Miracle-Gro Facebook page for great tips and planting hints. Also, go to the Gardenieres website to watch more videos and gain more information on fall gardening, as well as year-round gardening tips.