Awhile ago I did a post about Curbside Chaos (a site all about gardening) and their $5,000 yard makeover. The results are in! Watch the video below of Taniya Nayak and the lucky winner doing the makeover. I’m inspired because I’ve got some major cleaning up to do at my house in north Georgia, including the yard.
One tool I intend to use from Curbside Chaos site is the Garden Guru Tool, which will help you figure out which bulbs to plant in your area of the country and when.
Step 1: Pick your country and then your state. I’m in the south (finally getting cool around here!).
Step 2: Pick when you want your flowers to bloom.
Step 3: Pick your “fluers.”
Step 4: It will give you the planting guide that tells you everything you need to do for that particular bulb!
And if you aren’t sure how to plant bulbs, there a site called Dig. Drop. Done. that will show you how easy it is to plant bulbs and make your yard or home pretty without much effort - visit www.digdropdone.com to learn more.
Bulbs aren’t just for your garden. They are great for giving as gifts (after they bloom, of course. No one wants a bag of dirty bulbs. Do they?). From a DIY perspective, spring is a great time to decorate a pot with Mod Podge, plant some flowers and then give them to the recipient and let them bloom. I also love bulbs in interior design and home decor – like those plant holders on the front of doors. Those are super cool.
Dig. Drop. Done. has put together a fun campaign to get you engaged in planting bulbs and beautifying your life. Meet Marcy the supermom, Juliana the fashionista and Evelyn the empty nester. The characters are so hilarious and the videos are really cute. You’d think I’m the most like Juliana because she’s single and livin’ the city life. She also has great tips for planting bulbs when living in an apartment. BUT I’m a lot like Evelyn in personality. She’s kind of wacky!
I hope you enjoy the Dig. Drop. Done. and Curbside Chaos sites. One last note. With every share on Twitter with the hashtag #CurbsideChaos, “Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done.” will donate $1.00 to Rebuilding Together – the nation’s leading nonprofit, working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. Cool huh? Now get your winter gardening on!