Do you love digging in the dirt like I do?
Gardening has long been something that I have been interested in, since I moved in my first house back in the mid-80′s. Landscaping and planting pretty flowers was something that I wanted to do to enhance my house and make the outside prettier. In my last house in AL, I spent many hours outside planting spring flowers and perennials, making flowers beds that were not previously there, even building a stacked stone wall all by myself. That’s a rewarding thing to do! I’m not doing much gardening these days, since I’m not in my own place at the moment, but I still enjoy flowers.
So, when I got the opportunity to participate in a gardening campaign with a contest involved, I thought it would be fun to pass along to all of you too! When I clicked over to Dig Drop Done to check out their gardening tips, it was fun to see the 3 Ladies featured over there: From Marcy, the Super Mom, to Julia the Fashionista, along with Evelyn the Empty Nester, it was fun to read their take on gardening. I imagine we could all relate to one of them.
So, who do I relate to the most? Well, I’d have to say that me and Evelyn are close in age and even though I don’t have children, I suppose I could be in the empty nester category. That seems to fit me best, although I wouldn’t be caught dead in rollers! :) Evelyn has more time now that her children are out of the house and gardening with bulbs is one way she adds beauty to her surroundings. Evelyn even shares ideas on how to plant to keep those pesky animals out of the yard.
I have used bulbs before and it is always so rewarding to see them coming up in the spring. I am partial to spring blooming bulbs. There are so many varieties of spring bulbs and you can place them in the cold ground and wait until the warmth of spring to see your beauties popping up from the dirt. I have had fun planting paperwhites inside during the Holidays too!
- 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.
Check out the Garden Guru tool on Curbside Chaos for lots of great information on planting bulbs! Here’s how it works:
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.
Quick and easy!
So, bulbs aren’t just for gardeners! Think about bringing them inside this Holiday season. There is nothing more beautiful than paperwhites planted in a beautiful urn or silver piece. These are so easy to grow indoors! And they are a great gift idea too. What hostess wouldn’t like to receive her very own container of beautiful blooms to enjoy for a few weeks?
Are you into planting bulbs? Which season of bulb planting is your favorite? Do you love to see them peek through the dirt in early Spring like I do?
Maybe bulbs are something to consider to add some fun to your yard and some beauty to your table. In fact, I’m think I’m going to do paperwhites for the Holidays again this year. You have to start thinking about it at least 6 weeks out to get those blooms ready!
Don’t miss out on the $5,000 yard makeover, just submit a pic at Curbside Chaos! That would be a FUN contest to win!