Bulbs are a great way to add color and excitement to your spring garden. I love to see the tulips and daffodils peaking up through the ground in early spring after months of snow. But planting time for bulbs is now, so if you want your garden to have beautiful bulbs next spring you have to plan ahead. You can visit www.digdropdone.com to learn more about bulbs and how to plant them. This is a cute website designed where you can let the Dig, Drop, Done ladies expand your knowledge and enrich your enjoyment. My favorite of the ladies is Marcy, of course, since she is the Super Mom. Of course I’m not a Super Mom, but I try! I like the fact she emphasizes simplicity, because I just don’t have time for complicated gardens.
You can also check out the Curbside Chaos website where they have some great promotions going on. You can submit a photo of your yard and be entered to win a $5000 yard makeover! In addition for every share on Twitter, “Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done.” will donate $1.00 to Rebuilding Together – the nationâ€™s leading nonprofit, working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities.
While you are at Curbside Chaos you can also get advice on planting bulbs. They have a Garden Guru Tool which gives planting advice for the bulbs that are most appropriate for your climate. They showed daffodils as being perfect for my area, and here is the planting guide they gave me:
While bulbs are great for gardens they can be used in many other ways too. They are simple plants that can be used in anything from interior and exterior design, to creative gift giving and decoration, to entertaining activities for children and families. I sometimes like to force bulbs in the winter to use in decorating. So don’t forget the simple beauty that bulbs can bring.