Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fun in the Sun #17: Plow & Hearth {Lexington Self-Watering Planter Review & $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway}

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As with every year, this spring I said that the kids and I were going to start a garden... and it didn't happen.

I like the idea of it all (having fresh vegetables or beautiful flowers right in the yard), it just seems that the actual work of it manages to get in the way. Not only am I never going to keep up with pulling weeds or keeping animals out, I know that I wouldn't even remember to water often enough to keep things alive.

Clearly, I don't have a green thumb. Is there such a thing as a lazy thumb?

Fortunately, this year things have still been going my way thanks to Plow & Hearth and their innovative, stylish, and convenient Lexington Self-Watering Planters.

Lexington PlantersAfter looking at the pictures of the Lexington planters and window boxes, I had a hard time believing that they weren't actually wooden. Made exclusively in the USA, the traditional look is actually an all season high-grade polyethylene that is able to provide long-lasting beauty, durability and quality.

But more than just a planter, these black, green or white square or rectangle containers are double walled and feature a sub-irrigation water reservoir. Simply fill them with water and your plants will water themselves!

Considering I was excited that Plow & Hearth was taking care of most of my gardening laziness, I couldn't wait to see the 14" square white Lexington Planter when it arrived.

white planterEven up close I thought this looked like wood! However, as soon as I lifted it and found that this planter is extremely light and easy to move around, it was clear that it was even better.

Peeking inside, I took a look at the water reservoir (or what I like to think of as the "magic section") portion of the innovative design:

self-watering planterUsing the clear, easy-to-follow instructions, getting the Lexington Self-Watering Planter set up and ready to go took almost no time at all.

Simply fill the bottom with water until the water begins to come out of the overflow hole...

water overflow...add in a layer of lightweight filler (I used some recyclables like cans and bottles), and cover with potting mix. Considering that Big Sister E and Little Sister B had recently attended an event where they came home with small tomato plants, I knew that they would be excited to see them grow and flourish in this planter.

tomato plants planterI know there is room for more than two small plants in there, but I thought I'd give these a shot first to see how things went. I'm a lazy gardener, remember?

There's really nothing else to it! I love that there is no maintenance to this good-looking container, yet my tomato plants are still doing great. The Self-Watering Planter makes it so easy to have the beautiful results of flowers or the tasty results of our future tomatoes all right there in one sturdy, safe place.

I haven't done a single thing to these plants for at little while now and they look like they're thriving to me - so they must be taking advantage of being able to get just the right amount of water on their own!

self-watering planterThe Lexington Self-Watering Planters are a great example of the unique, quality-built home and lifestyle products that Plow & Hearth offers... and 100% guarantees that you will enjoy. With everything you need for your home, hearth, yard, and garden, this summer Plow & Hearth is a great place to shop for indoors, outdoors, gifts, and more.

Retailing for $79.95 for the 14" square planter (and up to $149.95 for a 4' window box), a Lexington Self-Watering Planter is an item that can be used year after year to add beauty to your home. Decorate a porch or deck, liven up your yard or add a gorgeous touch to your entryway - you can't go wrong because the container will do the work for you!

Thanks to the generosity of Plow & Hearth, one person will be able to choose their favorite functional, decorative, and innovative product to enjoy this summer as well, because...

One lucky person will win a $50 gift certificate to Plow & Hearth!

Plow & Hearth giveawayTo enter to win: Visit Plow & Hearth and tell me which of their quality products you might purchase if you win.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

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Giveaway will end on July 8th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.

A big thank you to Plow & Hearth for providing a Lexington Self-Watering Planter for me to review as well as a $50 gift certificate for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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AngelaK said...

I love the Americana Wreath, so I will probably end up getting that.



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I really like the idea of solar step lights and would probably get these

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Anonymous said...

i'd get their raised garden beds for my tomatoes
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mummytotwoboys said...

Visited their site and would love to own the Thatched Cottage Planter

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Love the patriotic wreath! Thanks for the fun chance!

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jean said...

i like the step light i dont see to well at night

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Like the bottoms up veggie planter
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Beau said...

i would love to have the Rolling Self-Watering Tomato Planter With Tower

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mrsking14 said...

I would get this- http://www.plowhearth.com/Bamboo-Utensils-and-Holder_p12230_S2010_D3010_C4052.html

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If I won, I might buy the Hose Hideaway. It looks really cool!

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Mysharona said...

I want the Rolling Self-Watering Tomato Planter With Tower.

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I might get the Butterfly Garden Washable Rug

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i would love some solar lights for my back yard
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I would love to have the Hardwood Quilt Rack.

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I visited Plow and Hearth and fell in love with the
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If I won, I would get the Galileo Weather Station.

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Mrs. Kaminski said...

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Jessica said...

They have a nice looking canopy swing.
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peg42 said...

I'd love to get the Cat and Mouse Sculpture
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PAIGE said...

I'd choose the Pansy Wreath.
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jdeemarie said...

I think the Decorative Wheelbarrow Planter would look perfect on my front porch!

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I would buy the Wicker Wall clock.

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I might get the the solar camping light.
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Kim B said...

I'd like the Eco Bamboo Dinnerware!

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I like the Mahogany Tea Caddy
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