Tulips, a favorite in the garden, are known as harbingers of spring. Their beautiful flowers and vibrant colors are a refreshing change after a cold and dreary winter – but they also can be forced to bloom indoors for pre-spring enjoyment.
To enjoy tulips, daffodils and other spring-flowering bulbs, gardeners must plant them in the fall. The reward for proper planting, once varieties have been selected and bulbs purchased, will be beautiful spring gardens.
Spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils, are familiar to all gardeners. Though not widely planted, the attractive flowers and unique life cycles of the colchicum, showy crocus and magic lily make them welcome additions to the garden.