a little garden party and a GIVEAWAY!

Have you done your spring planting yet? 

I just started this week. Eek! I'm so late... but I'm glad I waited because I got to take advantage of an afternoon of learning from the pros at a Presidents Choice Garden Party. 

loved these PC Max Touch garden gloves! ha ha text + garden at the same time

The event was held in my friend Lindsay's pretty garden. You might know Lindsay for her lovely house featured on her very popular blog Little House Blog. But, did you know she also has a great garden?  I covet it. She has the perfect mixture of sun and shade. And a beautiful weeping willow tree.
You see, I have a shady garden. It's lush and green but lacking the sunlight to plant a vegetable garden.

I want Oscars Vegetable Garden! So darn cute.

These guys. Garden experts extraordinaire --> Peter Cantley and Bob Martin gave us lots of tips on how to care for our container plants and introduced us to a few new products including this kale bowl (below). I also got some advice on how to deal with the abundance of dirt (read: no grass) in my shady yard.

We all planted a pot to bring home.

Here's mine. It's green, of course, for my shady garden :)

Such a great event and I even have something for you! 

PC Garden sent me home with a $50 Gift Card that I will happily give away to one of you. You can use it to get some great Presidents Choice garden products! 

Just leave me a comment, and maybe some garden advice ;) 
**If you share this giveaway on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook be sure to follow me there and let me know by leaving a separate comment for each time you share, so I know, and it will get you an extra entry too!!  Contest open to Canadian residents only this time.

I'll draw for a winner on Tuesday June 3rd. Good luck!



  1. What a fun experience! Thanks for sharing. It's out first year with any sort of yard so we're experimenting with things like tomatoes, bush beans, cucumbers, herbs and some fun, more challenging things like fennel and cabbage. Our local garden centre offers free seminars, and the knowledge we have gained is priceless! Hooked for sure.

  2. Girlfriends, flowers, pots and dirt ... great idea for a party! Your container is lovely. We moved to southern Alabama two years ago; our property is small but heavily landscaped with trees and shrubs that give plenty of shade. Bare spots in the lawn produce clouds of dust when we mow...it's embarrassing. Our 'garden' consists of the few perennials that were here already, and a few containers of herbs - mostly mints for iced tea! Thanks for your generous giveaway; it will be a treat for some lucky winner.

  3. That looks like fun. I love visiting my Loblaws garden centre for plants. Thanks!

  4. I love the idea for a garden party! Can't wait until I can harvest my own fresh herbs again!

  5. I have liked you on FB and shared the contest (Nicole Jubleew). Thanks!

  6. Thanks for entering everyone. The winner is Kristy! Please email me so I can send the gift card out to you :)

  7. I am inspired to host a garden party with some friends to plant up containers and share in some food, drink and fun. Thanks.


Thanks so much for your comments!