I love my neighborhood. It is filled with beautiful landscaping and lots of natural wildlife (plants and animals), until you get to my house. My landscaping is a bit of a disaster. I don’t have a green thumb, and everything I have tried to plant over the years has either died (like the azaleas that really need to be pulled out) or eaten by our friendly neighborhood deer (my poor magnolias). Oh how I would love for a professional to come in and makeover my yard.
I just watched the winner of the Curbside Chaos makeover get her $5,000 backyard transformation and I have to say, I am jealous! You should totally check it out, they make it look so easy.
The makeover was sponsored by “Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done.”, and it inspired me to learn more about bulbs that I could plant in my yard. (The site claims that bulbs are super easy to plant, so that sounds perfect for me.) There is even a Garden Guru tool to help you figure out which bulbs are best to plant in your climate. Simply pick your country, click on the color indicated for your zone on the map, choose the type of bulb you want to grow and check out the planting guide for details on how (and when) to plant your bulbs.
Using the Garden Guru tool I learned that there are three types of bulbs suitable to my climate: Allium, Muscari and Chionodoxa. Of course the big question for me is, which of these lovely blueish purple flowers will the deer not eat?
You can also visit www.digdropdone.com to learn more about the “Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done.” ladies to see which one you relate to most. I thought I would relate to Marcy the most because she’s a super mom, but it turns out I most relate to Eveylyn The Empty Nester because she also deals with pesky animal problems. Apparently daffodils are one way to keep the deer at bay, too bad it is to warm for them here.
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