Now that the weather is warming up here in Wisconsin I'm having that "I want a dream yard and garden" feeling. Of course I never actually make it happen because 1. I'm just finally starting to learn about how to actually grow things properly (thanks to Dig Drop Done breaking it all down for me) and 2. (I always seem to forget this) I hate yard work! I've been spending a lot of time on their site learning and preparing for a trip to the garden center.
You may remember me telling you about Dig Drop Done and the hilarious women there who are teaching me all about gardening (and specifically bulbs, because they are easy for people like me with no green thumb) in a way I can actually understand. No boring gardening books here! There are a few ladies on Dig Drop Done who teach you about bulbs and different ways to use them. Each one has their own lifestyle and although my life is more like Marcy (shes the supermom), I'm a total Juliana! I may not LIVE in the city, but I'm soooo not a dig in the dirt and get dirty kind of girl (and neither is she) but I do love the idea of growing my own beautiful arrangements to fill the house.
It was my first go to source this year as the bug hit and I remembered about planting bulbs indoors (because I live in a state that teases you with warm weather then hits to you with a snow storm, so I know better than to jump the gun outside). As we speak I have a bulb planted in the window of my kitchen and I can not wait to see if I actually manage to grow something!
If you prefer to plant outside but are as clueless as I am as to where to start, to problem! Curbside Chaos has a Garden Guru tool to help you out. After choosing your country, find your location and see what color it is.
Once it knows where you live you need to choose what month you want your flowers to bloom. That way you can plant a variety of flowers that bloom at different times and have a constantly changing garden that always looks amazing with VERY little effort! Each flower that comes up for the month you choose is complete with full instructions and color photos! I happen to really love Hyacinths for their amazing fragrance!
As for the rest of the yard... perhaps I should try my luck in the Curbside Chaos contest to win a $5,000 yard makeover with @TaniyaNayak. It's the final month to enter, you have until April 15th. Just submit a photo of your yard on to Curbside Chaos enter.
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Ready to plant something?