Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Summer Of Colour: Top Gardening Trends With #PCGarden And A Gardening Giveaway

I admit it... I don't have much of a green thumb, but I love beautiful gardens and flowers in the summer. Whether it's at my place, my in-law's, or my parent's home, I appreciate pretty flowers and a lovely garden, and so do my children.

Now that the first long weekend of summer is behind us, we're totally in summer mode. I was even motivated to get my garden ready. However you're imagining your outdoor living space, I'm sure it involves some greenery, plants, vegetables, and flowers, right? It just makes everything look and smell so much prettier!

President's Choice has excellent Garden Centres so you can pick up all all you need in one place. And  they make it easy for you, too, because they'll be able to answer your questions, and they already have in store what you're looking for, from the latest trends (think bright, happy colours with dazzling shades and hues) to the gardening tools.

This year, I wanted to bring more colour into my home, and to just sit back and enjoy summer nights with my family around our patio or by the pool. I was inspired by the Garden Centre to create a look I'd love, but one that was easy to maintain as much as it was beautiful.

PC Lawn and Garden sent me all the tools I needed to get started, and I do love a good challenge. Anything I didn't have at home already, I could easily get from the Garden Centre.














I love that you don't have to spend hours actually gardening; you can buy low maintenance annuals like PC Gigantic Selosia Dragon's Breath, PC Super Gigantic Confetti Garden Mixes, or PC Coleus Flame Thrower Spiced Curry, to spice up your planters. You can also try pre-planted garden mixes, if you're unsure of how to start. See? Simple solutions for everyone, no matter how green your thumb is!

PC Lawn and Garden products certainly helped get me in the mood to garden, and also assisted with all the work I had to do in my backyard and front yard to bring my garden to life this summer. Next up: growing our own food! We want to try planting some herbs and vegetables in our backyard, so we'll have fresh tomatoes and cucumbers to eat all summer long—perfect for my delicious Greek salad on a hot summer day!

I want you enjoy your summer garden too, so together with PC Lawn and Garden, I'm giving away a gardening kit including seeds and gardening tools as well as a $50 PC gift card so you can get whatever else you need for your garden!

How to enter? 

1. Leave me a comment below, telling me what you're planning on doing with your outdoor living space this year.

2. Tweet about it! "I entered to win a #PCGarden kit and a PC gift card from @MrsLoulou to help my garden grow. "

3. Come back here and leave another comment telling me you tweeted about it, and you'll be entered twice.

Good Luck and Happy Gardening!

67 comments:

jemrah said...

we have 3 small raised vegetable gardens in our backyard -- with tomatoes, cucumbers, kale, beans and zucchini -- I would like to plant some more flowers -- I like perennials because they come back every year.

jemrah said...

I tweeted (@jemrah1) thanks!

Valerie Mallette said...

I have one large garden in my backyard that I've planted carrots, zucchini, beans, peas, tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, kale, butternut squash and herbs in. I also have garden beds in the front of my house that have perennial flowers, but I've been neglecting them in the past few years and would like to add flowers that attract bees and butterflies.

Valerie Mallette said...

I tweeted :) Here's the link: https://twitter.com/WillFerret/status/738048414592598017

Jasen H said...

We plan on trying to grow tomatoes this year. Hoping for the best!

Jasen H said...

Tweeted - https://twitter.com/_Contention_/status/738070657951375360

Glogirl said...

We already have our garden planted and just last night we got a big bowl of lettuce and spinach from the garden!

Glogirl said...

Tweet~ http://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/738073142162251776

Nicolthe pickle said...

We're planting flowers. My kids are so excited about it.

Nicolthe pickle said...

https://twitter.com/Nicolthepickle/status/738075288458960896 tweeted too.

jay n said...

The children and I have planted several flower areas for the bees - last year the Californian poppies were the most bee-popular and we certainly planted more of those. We also have and area which we need to plant some small shrubs and cover with some sort of weed barrier. I also want to put in a strawberry garden with a weed barrier.

jay n said...

Tweeted, @sticklefish

elaing8 said...

I have flower beds in the backyard and in the front below my deck. And have a few planters. I also but in a vegetable garden this year.

elaing8 said...

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/elaing8/status/738088249969811460

Amy C said...

I already have all the flowers planted at the front of the yard. Now I'm working on getting my strawberries planted and the garden in.

Amy C said...

https://twitter.com/Butterfly_012/status/738139028692697088

Tara Betterley said...

I hope to clean out the weeds from my main garden, I want to edge it and make it bigger. Lastly I want to finish my new fairy garden..

Tara Betterley said...

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/tkbetts/status/738161248420798465

Tricia Cooper said...

We are planting flowers -- hopefully the bees and butterflies will come!

Josh S said...

We are growing a bit of a garden. Hopefully we will get some veggies to eat and some flowers to enjoy.

Josh S said...

We are growing a bit of a garden. We hope to grow some veggies to eat and flowers to enjoy.

Josh S said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/daddysask/status/738183921175650304

Tammy D said...

Im planting flowers and some veggies !!!

Tammy D said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/Tammykayv/status/738186207667073024

Karla S said...

I`m planting some lettuce and potatoes

Karla S said...

tweeted also
https://twitter.com/ksceviour/status/738190379820982272

Jenny Major said...

We're planting flowers!

Jenny Major said...

We're planting flowers!

Jenny Major said...

I tweeted - https://twitter.com/JemsW16/status/738195551800430592

Amana said...

I get a lot of rabbits and mice and they eat everything I plant the only thing I have success with is flowers and hot peppers, so that's what I planted this year.

Amana said...

https://twitter.com/Harvinderks/status/738220490620317697

Ashley P. said...

We don't do much with flowers, but I do plant a veggie garden with tomatoes, and peppers. This year I added cucumbers and a raspberry bush as well!

Ashley P. said...

I tweeted about it https://twitter.com/tlsofmommyhood/status/738333878327222272

flowerchild said...

I have a few planters I need to get flowers for and my front garden has lillies in it.

flowerchild said...

Tweeted
https://twitter.com/flower_child_23/status/738391975997673474

ginette4 said...

I have a flower bed in the front and side of the house..we pulled out the small shrubs and planted some hydrangeas, it looks so much better already.
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ginette4 said...

tweeted
https://mobile.twitter.com/ginette4/status/738433084207534080
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Annie1 said...

This year we are doing our 2nd balcony garden! Last year's was a booming success, so I can't wait for this year!

Annie1 said...

https://twitter.com/greeeneyedwhwom/status/738445810858229760

Melinda Jana said...

we built 3 vegetable garden boxes and planted eggplants, squashes, hot peppers and cauliflowers. also working on an herb garden

Melinda Jana said...

tweeted https://twitter.com/Sukki24/status/738452346938773504

binabug said...

OMG the flowers..so I had three hrs to kill yesterday before a doc apt, and WOW, bought up some flowers from lots of different places (my instagram feed is a bit nuts lol) and got a hanging plant from loblaws for $7.50 (I should of bought all three of them, they were on sale) This year, once again I am doing the wheel barrel plant thingy that I saw on pinterest. I did this last yr as well, because the wheels flat and the body on the thing has a huge crack in it (Its literally cheaper to buy a brand new one then to replace the body) https://www.instagram.com/p/BGJpdt3DifT/?taken-by=ferret_binabug its seriously a LOT of fun to do this and everything will grow in and some of the plants will drape off... I also got to do a fun build thing (yep, pinterest again) https://www.instagram.com/p/BGADfOZjiRP/?taken-by=ferret_binabug built a proper trellis for my climbing vines!!

binabug said...

tweet tweet, thanks for the chance, also going to do a pinterest bench made out of fence boards as my neighbors took theirs down and let me take boards - just need the hubby to bring the robi cutter somewhere more my height lol

https://twitter.com/jackalJarrod/status/738462825144668160

Jenness M said...

We're doing pretty much the same flowers and veggies as last year but we have planted some raspberry bushes that we're very excited about!

Jenness M said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/JennMills/status/738502074782994432

Belinda M said...

Planting some flowers to make things look nice and have to have my fresh from the garden tomatoes

Belinda M said...

tweeted

https://twitter.com/Prairiebelle/status/738543446160379904

Brenda Penton said...

I will be planting some flowers out front once we stop getting frost.

Brenda Penton said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/NewfieChic/status/738696185741901824

lushka said...

I haven't planted anything for a couple of years. But this year I'm going to plant some tomatoes and herbs. That's really all the space I have.

lushka said...

I tweeted

https://mobile.twitter.com/carollushka/status/738810388171522048

Krista M said...

I planted a lot of orange & red Gerber Daisies in the front & back which are so bright & colorful! I got red outdoor throw pillows from superstore for my glider to match. And this weekend I'm getting a new conversation set to put on the front porch.

Krista M said...

Tweeted, thanks! https://twitter.com/MillerKrazy/status/738831811157987328

Monique L.S. said...

Recently moved into a new home, so we will be clearing the backyard of any overgrowth and making it into a kid-friendly play area, with a nice deck for the parents.

Wendy Hutton said...

I am doing mostly gardening in huge pots due to mobility issues, I do have rasied flowerbeds where I did plants a few veggies like lettuce, cucumbers, spinach, onions and dill

Wendy Hutton said...

I am doing mostly gardening in huge pots due to mobility issues, I do have rasied flowerbeds where I did plants a few veggies like lettuce, cucumbers, spinach, onions and dill

Wendy Hutton said...

I tweeted https://twitter.com/wghutton/status/739245517461278720

blogginggal said...

I'm planning on using my community garden space to grow peppers, onions and tomatoes! (Suzi)

blogginggal said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/JustPlainSuzi/status/739249367618621440?lang=en-ca

Jonnie (JB) said...

This year we are getting rid of some trees and bushes, planting some flowers out front, and building a front deck to replace the cement doorstep that's starting to crumble.

Jonnie (JB) said...

tweeted
https://twitter.com/edmontonjb/status/739249982226632704

tobyhir said...

We plant lots of flowers seeds and purchase hanging plants. We love fresh flowers in the front and back yard. Choosing the tyoe and colors every year is what we look forward to!

tobyhir said...

I've tweeted! https://twitter.com/tobyhir/status/739261534233202688

pamalot said...

we are actually in the process of moving so not a lot of yard improvement til our new house.
then it will be figuring out what we want to do with our new spae.

pamalot said...

I tweeted
https://twitter.com/Pamalot28/status/739441621050261504

Rick and Jennifer said...

I tweeted:
https://twitter.com/JaylynneParsons/status/743545494631120896

Rick and Jennifer said...

This summer we've planted our usual flowers in pots, but also added some tomato plants and will be growing parsley too. So far so good!

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