Bring on the bulbs! Spring color starts now - yep in the fall. With just a little planning, you can time your bulb blooms for continuous color from late winter to late spring. We recommend planting bulbs before frost sets in, which is typically around October 14 or 15… so now is the perfect time.
Be sure to follow the specific planting instructions included with each variety and pay particular attention to planting depths. Select these spring bloomers for constant color in your garden February through May:
Crocuses (bloom February to March)
These hardy perennials can be planted anywhere you want early spring color. As with most hardy bulbs, they bloom in full sun, but prefer a bit of shade of longer lasting blooms.
Tulips (bloom late March to early May)
Tulips are one of the most popular spring flowering bulbs. For maximum impact, plant tulips in groups of at least 10 or more. They make excellent cut flowers and usually last about a week in a vase. Plant tulips in full sun with a minimum of eight hours and well-drained soil.
Daffodils (bloom late March to late April)
Daffodils (also called Narcissus or Jonquils) are easy to grow, extremely hardy, come back every year, and are rodent and deer resistant. They look beautiful planted in woodland settings, formal bed or mixed with our bulbs and perennials. Daffodils grow best with a minimum of six hours of direct sun and well-drained soil.
Hyacinth (bloom late March to April)
A member of the Lily family, Hyacinths are both beautiful and fragrant and are available in a variety of colors. Perfect in rock gardens, containers, mass plantings, bed, and borders. Hyacinths will grow well in shade to full sun, but do best in bright sunlight in a well-drained area.