11 Spring-Blooming Bulbs

As long as your soil isn't frozen, you still have time to plant these gorgeous spring bloomers. Imagine how your yard will look in spring, and bury a few of these bulbs now.

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Succession of Blooms

Spring bulbs brighten the garden from the depths of winter to the beginning of summer. The first out is always the snowdrop, often pushing its pale little flowers through a layer of snow. At the end of the season, alliums come into their own, heralding the start of summer with their globelike purple flowerheads, floating above early perennials.
Pictured: Allium 'Purple Sensation', 3 feet tall. ideal growing condition: full sun; moist, well-drained soil

Grape hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum)

Mature size: 8 inches tall, 2 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun to partial shade

Tulip 'Princess Irene'

Mature size: 14 inches tall and 4 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil

Scilla

Mature size: 8 inches tall and 2 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun to part shade; moist, well-drained soil

Crocus

Mature size: 4 inches tall and 2 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil

Daffodil 'Canaliculatus'

Mature size: 6 inches tall and 2 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun to part shade; moist, well-drained soil

Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete'

Mature size: 6 inches tall and 2 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun to part shade; moist, well-drained soil

Hyacinth 'Blue Jacket'

Mature size: 8 inches tall and 3 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun to part shade, well-drained soil

Fritillary

Mature size: 2 feet tall and 4 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil

Tulipa sprengeri

Mature size: 20 inches tall and 4 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil

Snowdrop

Mature size: 4 inches tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: part shade, moist soil