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Have you heard about the Curbside Chaos contest? “Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done", an educational effort designed to excite women about the surprisingly simple beauty of flower bulbs - is giving away a $5,000 yard makeover! Currently they have raised $3,412.00.
All you need to do to enter is submit a photo of your yard at CurbsideChaos.com
At the heart of the Dig.Drop.Done campaign is an entertaining and educational website designed to be easily navigable for the avid gardener and the first-time planter. Here's a peek at what consumers can find on the site.
Bulb Basics: Discover what a bulb is, where to buy it and how to plant it.
Dig Deeper: Answers and ideas on naturalizing, mulch, fertilizer, color schemes and pest control.
Bulbpedia: Explore the colorful universe of flower bulbs. Search by season, light requirements, name or just peruse through images.
FAQ: Curious? Find the answer to questions like, "Why are my bulbs flowering so much later this year?" to, "Why are bulbs grown in Holland of all places?"
Bulb Tips: Review bulb ideas from Marcy, Juliana and Evelyn.
Gallery of Inspiration: Visually explore colorful design ideas, stunning solutions for unusual spaces and inspired plantings. Watch the ladies dispense their bulb wit and wisdom in a series of light-hearted videos.
Family Fun: Peruse indoor and outdoor bulb activities that involve parents and kids.
Bulb Calendar: What's going in with bulbs in June? Is there anything to do in the garden come November? Learn what happens in the garden from January through December.
Planting Chart: Use this table to determine how many bulbs you'll need for the size of your planting bed.
The lucky winner will not only receive a $5,000 yard makeover, but they will also receive a visit from Taniya Nayak (@TaniyaNayak on Twitter). Taniya will go through and give you tips on the best way to update your yard! She will give you creative ideas for incorporating flower bulbs into your landscape.
For every share on Twitter, "Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done." will donate $1.00 to Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading nonprofit, working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. Be sure to include #CurbsideChaos hashtag in your tweet.
Be sure to try out the Garden Guru Tool located in the bottom left of the screen. This tool will help you figure out which bulb is perfect for your home depending upon where you live!
Step 1 – Pick your Country
Step 2 – Pick your location within that Country
Step 3 – Choose the type of bulb you want to grow
Step 4 – Check out the Planting Guide that shows you how to plant your bulbs.
Here are the flower bulbs that I have planted this fall and hope to see in the spring. Every year my girls beg and beg to plant bulbs so that in the spring we have gorgeous flowers surrounding our house. I truly love clusters and cluster of daffodils and crocus and Hyacinths. Bulbs are super easy to plant. I have a zero in the green thumb department and my daughters are small children, but together, the three of us can plant some bulbs. Dig some holes, put the bulbs in the holes, cover up the holes with dirt, and wait until spring. it's that easy!
I have a little secret to tell as well. I always keep a bag of bulbs around in my fridge in my garage for surprise little gifts to my girlfriends. Simply purchase a lovely pot, place some dirt in the pot and put your pretty bulbs in and wait a bit. I tend to have a couple made ahead of time. When the time comes for the flowers to bloom, I have a lovely surprise for close friends and family. Giving the gift of a fresh flower that you have personally made with love is much better than purchasing a bunch of flowers that will die in a few days.
I don't think of myself as a super mom, but I guess I am. I am the one who pretty much does everything in our home, much like Marcy from Dig Drop Done.
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