Friday, May 4, 2012

Princess Castle Greenhouse

I'm leaving tomorrow and heading to Walt Disney World.  One of the things I am really excited about is the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.  While I won't be there on the weekend for any official festival events, I love how beautiful Epcot is during this time.  Not too long ago, I bought a new camera and am looking forward to capturing images of the gorgeous flowers and topiaries and of course, tons of shots of the girls.

Recently, I was contacted on behalf of Miracle-Gro Kids and asked to review one of their Disney-themed greenhouses for kids.  I love to garden and Tink is really into princesses and flowers so I agreed.  Our greenhouse is shaped like a castle but Pixie Hollow and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse versions are also available.  At $12.99, this is a fun and affordable project.


Here's what the box looks like.  Everything is included other than a little water.


Tink ready for gardening.  Snow White dress on with a Cinderella dress on the small table behind her.  I didn't dress her up for this.  She got new princess dress up clothes and shoes for her birthday and has worn them nearly every day since.


Some assembly required.  But I put this together sitting in the living room floor with two curious kiddos trying to "help" so it's not hard at all.


Simple instructions.


The kit is technically rated for ages 5+ but my three year-old enjoyed the process too.


Each seed packet has a princess stake to go with it.


Of course, Cinderella went first.


Our finished product.  She kept telling me to put the lid on it so it would grow.  I think she expected it to happen instantly.  At least we should have something she can see by the time we get home from WDW.  Daddy isn't going this time so he'll be on watering duty.  They made it easy for us.  The potting mix changes to a light brown when it needs water.  


Too cute!


They include some nice educational materials about how seeds sprout and grow.  We may talk about that a little once she can see the plant and I'll hang on to the pyramid to go over again with future planting projects.

For more information on these kits, please visit www.peachtreeplaythings.com


We are giving away a Miracle-Gro Kids greenhouse kit to one lucky reader.  Enter below!

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6 comments:

  1. What a great giveaway! I had not seen the princess one yet!

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  2. Good luck y'all! I just checked ours and we have sprouts. I can't wait to show Tink when she gets home from preschool.

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  3. That is too cute! HAVE FUN IN WDW!!!! Can't wait to see pics! :)

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  4. That looks great, Amy! Thanks for having the contest!

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  5. This is super cute!

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