Journey to a Vertical Garden Part 2 {Home Depot #Dig In}

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This is a sponsored post brought to you by The Home Depot!  We love them for sponsoring CWTS and challenging us with this awesome project!
A few weeks ago, I introduced you to the vertical garden project I’m working on (if you missed it, check it out here).  I’m super excited about the challenge of pulling off such a cool look with a pretty simple DIY!  Today it’s all about the shopping!! Woot woot!

I wear a lot of hats… mom, teacher, blogger, wife, and now TV host (still sounds crazy!!), but that means that sometimes project shopping trips look like this…
4 kiddos ready to shop till we drop at Home Depot!
Yes, we get a lot of strange looks from people- I wish I took an after pic of the full cart with all the kids on it! Crazy town I tell ya!
 Thankfully, my kids are pretty awesome and were excited to be” on a special project for The Home Depot!”
 Here’s a funny story… while we were shopping, we were approached about five times by helpful Home Depot employees offering to help us.  One thing I love about Home Depot is that they’ll make cuts for you! This plywood never would have fit in my car and cutting it down to the exact size I need, will save me a step at home! Sweet!
Okay, so back to the story… after the nice fella helped us cut the wood the kids decided that The Home Depot must know we’re here on a special project for them, because they’re being so helpful and nice! Ha!  I promised them they had no idea who we are and they’re always just nice.  The kids totally didn’t buy it, and they walked with a little extra spring in their step thinking they were kinda famous at HD!
(Even Kira’s very dirty Teddy was proud to be Home Depot famous!)
If you’re planning on building your own vertical garden along with me, here are the exact directions and material list I’m following. The Home Depot’s huge library of how-to-videos and project planning tools are super helpful for actually getting you to do the projects you’ve been thinking of!  It’s updated often, so there’s never a lack of awesome ideas!
Now let’s talk flowers…  I’ll be 100% honest- I picked my flowers almost completely based on looks!  I wanted a mainly orange-yellow combo, but then the purple-ish blue petunias added such a fun pop in the mix!  But, I didn’t want all my work to result in a bunch of dead-as-a-doornail flowers in a few weeks!  So, of course I visited The Home Depot Garden Club website and checked to make sure they were all okay for my zone.  So I knew I was good there, but here on the East Coast there’s always a “you can’t plant until after Mother’s Day” rumor… Rather than risk it, I checked out the Home Depot Garden Forums and posted a question… Boom! Got my answer- the green light to #Digin and start planting!
Aren’t the colors awesome?  I still have some work to do on my garden, so stay tuned next week and I’ll walk you through my build.  So far it’s been pretty simple- can’t wait until it’s finished and hung!


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  1. I love vertical gardens! I can’t wait to see the final result!
    House on the Way

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