Plant These Spring-Blooming Bulbs This Fall
Patience is a virtue. For living proof, plant any of these 10 bulbs in fall, then wait a few months and enjoy them in spring—or even late winter!
Tip: Place a few small boulders near crocus to provide a stage for the small flowers and protect against foot traffic.
Tip: Grow hyacinths in a windowbox. On warm spring days, you can open the windows and enjoy the fragrance indoors! Learn about more good container plants.
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Tip: These diminutive beauties are perfect for rock gardens.
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Tip: Their scent is somewhat off putting, so plant the flowers where you can enjoy them from a distance.
Tip: Enjoy a longer season of bloom by planting early-, mid- and late-season tulips. Learn how to protect bulbs from squirrels and chipmunks.
Tip: Plant pansies and violas as companions to fill in around the grape hyacinths and lend subtle contrast.
Follow your spring bloomers with summer flowers.