Check out Curbside Chaos and watch the video of Ruth and her family from Fairfax, Virginia, winners of the $5,000 Yard Makeover, getting a new backyard. They brought in experts to design a backyard escape and used lots of bulbs like gladiolas and lilies to add splashes of color.
If I had won the yard makeover I would also love to create a backyard escape with lots of hidden seating areas and meandering paths. I also really like the idea of planting an assortment of bulbs and the Garden Guru section of the site (bottom left on the front page) helps you to pick the best bulbs for your area and gives you information on when and how to plant them.
These purple and white varieties – Crocus, Chionodoxa, Muscari and Scilla bulbs – are perfect for the color scheme and style that I have in mind for my back yard plans.
The great thing is that in addition to planting recommendations based on your area, you also get free detailed planting instructions and tips to help you grow gorgeous flowers that bloom in the month that you want. Plus you can "Meet The Ladies' and learn from their tips – I really enjoyed hearing about Evelyn's tips on which bulbs to plant to help keep pesky animals from destroying the yard because I need those!
Even if you don't have a yard to makeover, you can use bulbs in pots to decorate a porch or kitchen window. You can also make great gifts from bulbs from the holidays and you'll find lots of inspiration in the many videos available when you visit www.digdropdone.com to learn more.
While you're there, share the information on Twitter with the hashtag #CurbsideChaos and "Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done" will donate $1 to Rebuilding Together – a nonprofit organization that works to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities.