No really, how does it work? Because I'm clueless! I admire gardens, long for fresh flowers on the table all the time, wish I could just go outside and cut some. The problem, I was born with a black thumb. When I bought my first house I did manage to grow some Tulips and Lilies, because they grow from bulbs, which I new very little about, but seemed to be somewhat fool proof as they continued to return year after year. I was amazed! I can't even keep a house plant alive! I wanted to learn more about bulbs, I live in Wisconsin so it's important to know at least a little something about what I'm planting in these harsh winter conditions. The problem..... I find gardening books, and reading about gardening, well, BORING! That was until I met these ladies!!!!
WWho wouldn't want to learn a thing or two from them?! Juliana may be my new BFF. Check her out-
Can you believe this is a gardening website?! It's like that cool teach in high school that found a way to make math fun. There are even fun videos on the site. You have to watch them!!! Start with this one-
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Evelyn tricks me into learning about what to plant to keep animals away with her funny video.
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While your at it, check out Marcy, the competitive housewife. Notice how she sneaks in information on forcing bulbs in the refrigerator, something I had heard about, but until this site tricked me into learning, did not think would be easy enough my black thumb to pull off.
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There are a ton of beautiful images on the site, all of which go perfectly with my style here at MaryJanes and Galoshes! A few of my favorites....
I had no idea how versatile bulbs were. Because no one ever made it this fun and easy to learn about them! That's why Juliana is my favorite, she was clueless and not into getting dirty, just like me! I don't weed, I don't dig in dirt, I would much rather have a plant INSIDE, in a pot, where weeds don't exist. But house plants aren't hearty enough to withstand life with me. Surely a bulb plant will be!
Maybe next year my yard won't look like Curbside Chaos! With the help of the Garden Guru, I will be able to easily identify what bulbs can grown in my area, fool proof! Just find your zone on the map provided, click the color, choose the month you want your flowers to bloom, then choose from the list of appropriate flowers. Clicking on the flower will tell you more about how to plant and take care of that bulb. While your there, enter a photo of your yard for your chance to win a $5,000 yard makeover!!!!
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.
I still have a lot to learn, but you can bet I will visit www.digdropdone.com to learn more and soak up all the information and putting some bulbs in dirt very soon! Heck, I may even plant some in pots to give as holiday gifts.