Ninety percent of the bulbs in home flower gardens belong to just 6 genera: Narcissus, Tulipa, Hyacinthus, Iris, Lilium and Gladiola.
In late February in my Midwestern garden, I delight in the green, sprouting foliage of little bulbs. It is evidence that the tiniest flowers are the bravest.
I can satisfy my addiction to flowers even while I mail the bills.
Many flowering plants were first cultivated because they were useful rather than decorative.