Let the gardening begin! Ready, set, #DigIn

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot.

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This week I made the trek to the other side of the island to go to the Home Depot to start on my green thumb journey. I’ll be making a container arrangement called a “Thriller, Filler, Spiller.” Sounds fun, huh?!

Before working with Home Depot Garden Center, I had never heard of this kind of arrangement: putting three different plants into one container at different heights. I know that all of my gardening friends are shaking their head in shame and I do truly feel ignorant when it comes to gardening. It’s actually quite embarrassing, BUT that’s why I’m doing this #DigIn campaign with Home Depot – to get over the fear, learn something and find my green thumb.

So this week I headed to the Home Depot to grab my supplies:

  • Potting Soil
  • Garden flowers
  • A container

This seemed easy enough but there were so many choices once I got to the garden center. I perused the plants but felt overwhelmed. I felt as if everyone could see the giant question mark on my forehead. I felt way out of my element.

So rather than choosing the plants first, I headed to the containers and there again were a multitude of choices. There were ceramic containers, plastic containers, containers that were small and those that were big. There were choices galore and again, that confused and overwhelmed look was plastered on my face.

home depot garden center supplies

Then entered an angel, Zach, one of the Home Depot Garden Center experts. He must have seen the giant question mark following me from aisle to aisle and he swooped in to save the day; and save the day he did!

I asked Zach if we should choose our flowers or container first and he suggested flowers so then we could see how big of a container we would need. So smart, that Zach. (pssst, need a garden expert of your own? Home Depot has them online so they can help you right from your home!)

He let me know that I was on the right track with looking at the flowers that were sitting it the sun. They were the ones that love to sunbathe and would do well on our front porch or lanai. Zach went above and beyond in helping me choose the flowers and gave feedback on my choices as I went on and on about why I thought they went well together. This poor kid…but he was a great sport.

I knew that I need soil but thought I remembered that putting rocks near the bottom of a pot would help with drainage (see, I do know some gardening things!) Zach showed me his choice for dirt and some rocks to use. He got me a cart and we piled all the goodies in and like that he was off, my little gardening guardian angel.

As I waited in the checkout line eyeing a pair of polka dot gardening gloves, along came another Home Depot employee that offered to ring me up before I was at the cash register. Now this was pretty cool – he used a hand-held device and scanned each product, then handed me a card with my total. I then got to the cash register and the woman swiped the card and had my total. It really made my checkout so so easy, I was delighted.

As I went to bring my gardening goods to my car, who appeared but angel Zach again, asking if I needed help. I nicely declined (I am mama, watch me push a giant dolly!). I thanked him again, loaded up my car and away I went back to Lahaina.

Next up on the blog…really digging in and putting my Thriller, Filler, Spiller together. Join me on my green thumb journey! Wanna join me? Grab the supplies below and we’ll get to work in the next post.

It’s home improvement time, and The Home Depot has everything you need to #DigIn for Spring. No matter what projects you want to tackle, they have great values on all you need. They’re ready to help you with renovation ideas and expert advice, too.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot.


  1. Can’t wait to see!
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