21 July 2016

Proven Winners DIY Hanging Basket Kit Review

I am so excited to have collaborated with Proven Winners Direct by Four Star Greenhouse Inc again (we did this cute little plant back in May).
Four Star Greenhouse Inc is the #1 supplier of Proven Winners plants in the world. I am so happy and proud of the lovely plants I've gotten from them this year. This time, I've got a giveaway sponsored by Proven Winners Direct AND a discount code for ya'll!

Isn't this a happy sight?!? This was the inside of my much-anticipated box with my DIY Hanging Basket kit that I received shortly after my birthday in June. While I'm usually more in favor of being pampered and having someone else do anything resembling manual labor, clean dirt smells good, and planting stuff feels like magic.

I quickly unpacked the box all over my front porch to see what it all was. In addition to the 15" basket, I had plenty of potting soil, two each of three different flowers, and even a packet of plant food/fertilizer to get everything started!

At this point, I should have done my usual crafting step and read the directions, but I was too excited and just dove in! I tried to sort of alternate the colors, but now I think there may have been some that were more made for the edges. I still love it ;)

To avoid wondering if you're doing it right, check out this video when you order your own beautiful basket.

My eight-year-old and four-year-old helped me fill the basket halfway with soil, then we carefully placed the plants in a pattern (patterns are very important to my kids! LOL). I took over the rest and put in the fertilizer and some more soil between the plants after I loosened their roots a bit. I didn't account for how HUGE this thing is! I had to do some re-planning and moved a couple smaller baskets to a shepherds hook in the yard before hanging our new basket - that WE made! - in a place of honor on the porch.

Okay. So I have to admit that initially, it looked sort of like a basket of dirt. But it was OUR dirt, and the kids and I had really planted it with lots of love and hope! We watered it most days, and fed it (yes, plant food, not table scraps) a few times each week, and it started looking much, much better. Honestly, you could tell it was a basket of beautiful pink flowers by the next day. And part of our 'basket of dirt' issue was probably my ineptitude in pouring the dirt in around the plants instead of all over them. But I digress.


It is LOVE that has brought this gorgeous DIY hanging basket to love and a place of pride on our porch. All three of us stand a little taller every time someone comments on how nice our flowers look.

Want to make sure you get your own basket, and take advantage of a discount? Use this code: SWEETLYPWDIY at their site: www.provenwinnersdirect.com before August 1, 2016.

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Would you like a chance to win your own DIY Hanging Basket from Proven Winners Direct? They can make that happen!

All you need to do is comment on this post with your favorite kind of flower.
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I need to be able to reach you and get your address so they know where to send the basket, so please leave your email as well.
I'll draw a winner via random.org on Tuesday, July 26 at 9pm ET.

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I received this fabulous basket in exchange for my unbiased review.

8 comments:

Marty Long said...

My favorite flower is the hydrangea, but I love petunias too :)

siteseer said...

I have lots of favorites. Wave petunias look very good as they trail over the basket. Sharing to my fb page.

Christina said...

You make it look so easy, I think maybe even I could do it! Honestly, I don't know too much about flowers or gardening but after looking at the Proven Winners Direct website, I think the Lucious Citrus Blend Lantana is my favorite.

Amanda McMahon said...

I love flowers, and honestly kill so many plants! It is good to see proven winners :)

Crystal Wachoski said...

My favorite is the Peony. They just don't last long.

Cindy said...

I love planting geraniums and sweet potato vine in the concrete urns on our stoop. They always look beautiful! Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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Cindy said...

I shared on Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/250372060513187720/

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Summer D said...

I love Begonias, they are great for hanging baskets.