The wait is over – watch design expert Tania Nayak help one family build the backyard of their dreams in the Curbside Chaos contest! Check out this video:
I love seeing how Tania and a crew of landscape artists use shrubs, grown plants, flowers and bulbs to help make this family’s yard look extra-special. I just wish I’d seen a full video or photo of the end result!
If I had a yard makeover, I’d largely rely on bulbs with tulips, lilies and also garlic, onions and chives grown in pots. Since we rent, there’s not really much in-ground planting we’d do… but it’s amazing how you can brighten up even a backyard in a condo with just a few bulbs. I’d also make sure that makeover included use of organic gardening and herbicides to keep bugs and critters away, but not those that would keep my pooch from enjoying running and playing amidst all those gorgeous flowers.
If you visit CurbsideChaos.com, and then share on Twitter with the hashtag #CurbsideChaos, “Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done.” will donate $1.00 to Rebuilding Together – the nation’s leadng nonprofit that works to preserve affordable home ownership and revitalize communities.
As I’m writing this, “Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done.” has raised more than $6,000 just from these twitter shares, but if you help out, we can raise even more to help more Americans have a place to call “home.”
Also, while you’re at the site, try out the Garden Guru tool located in the bottom left of the screen. You choose your region, choose when you want your bulbs to bloom and voila! You’re immediately given tips on when and how to plant your bulbs so they’ll bloom at the right time. Using the tool, I can make sure my mother has some beautiful daffodils to celebrate her birthday in March!
I do not consider myself a gardener in the -least-, and even I’m not scared of bulbs. They can be used in many different ways inside and outside the home, from houses to high-rise apartments, and for interior and exterior design. They also make great gifts – imagine having some beautiful blooms to surprise a friend on May Day!
You can also visit www.digdropdone.com to learn more and find video tips from “The ladies,” three women who share experiences and tips on their favorite bulbs based on their lifestyles. For the longest time, I considered myself most in tune with Juliana the Fashionista, but right now I’m identfying with Evelyn the Empty Nester, who has some great tips on how to plant bulbs that will actually keep the critters out of your garden!
Are you doing any fall planting this year? What would you do with a $5,000 yard makeover?