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My mom has one of the greenest thumbs imaginable. I swear, she can make anything grow! I, on the other hand, always need a great deal of help, which irks me. I love nature and wish that I could make a garden spring up around me, but for some reason, I tend to have the most difficult time. Part of the reason has to do with where I live. Houston's unforgiving heat has killed many of my plants and left me scratching my head as to what I will ever get to grow around here. Thankfully, there's help available!
Digdropdone.com has a wealth of information about gardening with bulbs. I never realized how easy it can be for simple bulbs to grow into dramatic gardens. There were so many amazing ideas on this site that have inspired me to once again pick up my spade and get busy. Just look at this creative way to grow bulbs indoors in large water jugs! This would be a terrific project for my daughter and I to tackle together.
The great thing about digdropdone.com is that it is so user-friendly to people who are complete newbies. They lay everything out step by step, making planting a bulb garden seem almost foolproof. Once you've browsed around the site a while and are feeling completely inspired, it's time to check out the "Ready to Plant" section. Digdropdone.com even thought to incorporate some great ladies in the sidebar which pop up in the "Bulb Tips" feature. I really liked "Super Mom" Marcy! She reminded me a lot of myself in that I have a never-ending "to-do" list and know relatively little about gardening though love to do it when I get the chance. Be sure and visit www.digdropdone.com to learn more.
Once you've honed your bulb gardening skills, it's time to enter for a chance to win a $5,000 yard makeover in the Curbside Chaos contest! You'll even be assisted by one of the industry's best: Taniya Nayak! I especially enjoyed the "Garden Guru" section of the Curbside Chaos site, for it's where you can learn EXACTLY what type of bulbs thrive in your own particular geographic area.
For instance, when I found the zone on the map that Houston resided in, I was presented with several bulbs which would do well. As soon as I saw a picture of the Muscari flower, I just knew that I had to try and grow a bed of these this year. They reminded me of Texas bluebonnets! Unfortunately, I should have planted them in the fall...better luck next year!
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I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!