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The Joy and Benefits of a Family Garden

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine.

No matter the type of garden, anything is possible. The sky is truly the limit. I have been gardening with my grandma since I was a kid and am thrilled to now share this priceless experience with my children.

Family Garden

We make time to help Gram in the yard as often as possible. From fruits and vegetables to jungle-worthy flowers, she grows it all. She has such a knack for all living things… Creatures and flora thrive in her presence. Plus, she is a big fan of Miracle-Gro. If plants could get fat, well, she’d have an obese garden!

Summers are the best because when everything is in full bloom, her yard is like a luscious paradise. I love watching the kids run around and play amongst all the life. You would never guess that we are just an hour south of Chicago!

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My favorite memory from last summer is of when my daughter, Chesney, saw Gram’s enormous hibiscus flowers. She put her face into all of them and kept cracking up because they were as big as her head! The resulting smiles will last forever.

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We Grow Smiles. What do you grow?

Do you and your family enjoy plant life together? If so, share your stories and photos with Miracle Gro on their Gro Something Greater page.

If you don’t have a garden tradition, check out all the other wonderful stories to get some inspiration. It is seriously the best way to play, learn and have fun! Go out and get dirty with your family and #GroSomethingGreater

Ari T.

Monday 31st of March 2014

Those hibiscuses are lovely! As someone who lived in Northern IL, you're right, you wouldn't guess that they such lush flowers can grow there! I guess it takes the power of someone with a green thumb and some extra help in the form of Miracle-Gro! I wish we had the same luck where my family lives now. Miracle-Gro might help us out, but our poor plants have deal with a lot of sun exposure!


Sunday 30th of March 2014

I love having a little garden. I am not very good at doing it myself, but my family is awesome at helping out.


Sunday 30th of March 2014

We do love to garden together. Planting is fun but messy...and so rewarding. It's fun to plant with kids because at some point, random things start growing all over your property and you have to laugh...

Amy Desrosiers

Sunday 30th of March 2014

I love having a family garden because it serves many purposes. It not only teaches my kids about nature, and healthy food, but it also provides ambiance, and a nice place for the bees!


Sunday 30th of March 2014

We love Miracle Gro! We use it all the time!!

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