Thursday, February 2, 2012

Spring = Dig. Drop. Done.

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done. for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
We've had such an unseasonably mild winter this year, I've had spring on the brain for some time.
And until this little gal in-utero decided to make her presence known, a backyard overhaul was on the docket for this spring.  Well, having an April baby just means we'll have a year to get our next year's plans in order! :)
One thing on my list is COLOR.  Beautiful, glorious, spring COLOR.
Mr.V's family is dutch so tulips are always at the top of their lists, but I am loving all kinds of spring flowers this year!
I LOVE flowers, but I don't have much of a green thumb.  The easy answer?
They're idiot-proof, promise.
So have you heard of the site Dig Drop Done? ( visit to learn more
They've got 3 ladies leading you through the site - I relate to Marcy, the supermom.  I'm no supermom, but Marcy is a beginner at bulbs and is go go go.  Really, though, they represent all of us:
There is a bunch of super helpful info for beginners - they really make it sound so doable.  And Doable, folks, is my language. 
So now that I've piqued your curiosity about Dig.Drop.Done, you NEED to check out the contest they are running - YOU WANT TO WIN THIS!
Over at Curbside Chaos, they are doing a major yard giveaway worth $5,000!
All you have to do is submit a photo of your yard at Curbside Chaos.
  • The lucky winner will not only receive a $5,000 yard makeover, but they will also receive a visit from Taniya Nayak (@TaniyaNayak on Twitter) from HGTV!
  • Taniya will go through and give you tips on the best way to update your yard! She'll also be giving you some creative ideas for incorporating flower bulbs into your landscape.
  • For every share on Twitter, “Bulbs. Dig, Drop, Done.” will donate $1.00 to Rebuilding Together – the nation’s leading nonprofit, working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities.  How awesome is that? 
And in addition, they're making it so, super easy for you to pretti-fy your yard this year with bulbs! 

You can also check out the Garden Guru tool on Curbside Chaos for lots of great information on planting bulbs.
In 4 easy steps, you'll learn which bulbs are the perfect ones for you to plant based on your region and when you want them to bloom.   Once you select what you want to plant, they'll walk you through how and when to "dig and drop" to get the best results!
Here’s how it works:
Step 1 – Pick your Country
Step 2 – Pick your location within that Country
Step 3 – Choose the type of bulb you want to grow
Step 4 – Check out the Planting Guide that shows you how to plant your bulbs.
If I can do this, people, TRUST ME.  A monkey can, too.  :)

So have fun!  Enter away!  And if you win, you TOTALLY have to come back here and share your "After" pictures. :)
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  1. Em, is this only for the Midwest area? Because I am calling out a bigger S O S than Tom Hanks on Castaway for yard help.