This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I’m so happy to be working with Home Depot and receiving products to pretty up our front yard! 🙂
My project for the Home Depot Garden Club campaign is the Butterfly Island, which you can find a short video tutorial for in the Home Depot Garden Club How-to Videos.
Being in Oklahoma and with our record breaking heat and drought the last 2 years, I researched drought and heat resistant flowers and then from that list figured out which flowers where good for butterflies. The kids have been super excited about the prospect of seeing more butterflies. Some flowers on my list included Coneflower, Blackeyed Susan, Butterfly Weed, Salvia, & Phlox. The bonus is that all of these are perennials so they should keep coming back. Should being the keyword here. 🙂
It was fun for me though considering that’s the kind of thing I like to do. 🙂
The Home Depot Kids workshop a few weeks ago was an Herb Planter.
The Home Depot offers free Kids Workshops on the first Saturday of each month so that your little one can learn a new project while having fun with family. We asked the kids if they’d like to go build the herb planter and of course they said yes. As it turned out Miss Thang has a social life to keep hopping and she was all over the place that weekend. Little Dude had a great time building though!
We had a good trip to the Home Depot store to buy our supplies.
The store didn’t have all the flowers I originally wanted but I improvised and came away with what I thought would be a good combo. The flowers that they did have looked great though, a few did look a bit beat down but we had just had tons of rain. It wasn’t anything warm sunny days wouldn’t fix. 🙂
I used the Home Depot website to research a lot of the flowers, which ones were available in our area, how much the supplies were going to cost, etc. There were plenty of helpful associates but we actually found everything we needed ourselves. I decided to buy Miracle Gro Garden Soil instead of Miracle Gro Potting Mix, since these flowers will actually be planted in the ground not in pots.