Each of us has our own personal method by which we confirm the onset of spring. For me it is when my ground-hugging yellow aconites bloom.
I am now digging big wide round holes and placing lots of bulbs of different sizes and bloom times all together at differing depths.
All tropical plants must be kept from freezing and stored in a state of dormancy. Lack of warmth inhibits growth, which is why cool temperatures are best.
Tulips are one of our most popular spring flowering bulbs. Colette wrote about how to revive a cut tulip that is drooping.
Ninety percent of the bulbs in home flower gardens belong to just 6 genera: Narcissus, Tulipa, Hyacinthus, Iris, Lilium and Gladiola.
If we grow a hyacinth indoors in winter, the perfume will fill the house. Try finding a hyacinth glass for this purpose in an antique store or garden center.
If you still have an amaryllis plant that flowered last winter, putting the bulb into dormancy will make it flower again this season.
Paper White Narcissus bulbs are easy to grow indoors and provide clusters of highly perfumed white flowers.
The purpose of foundation plantings is to hide unattractive parts of the foundation of a house from view and to anchor the home to the site.
While bulbs provide a lot of flower power in Spring, it is best to accompany them with herbaceous perennials that will outlast bulb foliage.