Too early to start planning? Nah.
There’s something to be said for delayed gratification. Plant these bulbs in mid to late fall before the ground freezes, and the flowers will appear next spring—just when you’re craving color after a long winter! Best of all, most bulbs come back year after year. A few tips: First, make sure a plant is suited for your USDA Hardiness Zone. Then plant bulbs with the pointy ends facing up, and read the label to learn how deep they need to go. Place a few in each hole; flowering bulbs look better in a grouping. After blooms fade, don’t remove foliage until it turns yellow; the plant needs the leaves to make food for next year’s blooms.
Now start digging! These are the best bulbs to plant in the fall: