The down side of planting bulbs in the fall: having to wait till the following spring to see the flowers. With these plants, however, you get flowers in just three weeks.
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Most bulbs that are planted in the fall are the spring-blooming types — daffodils, tulips and hyacinths, to name just a few. But there are at least two beautiful exceptions to that rule:
Autumn-blooming crocus (Crocus speciosus). Similar to the spring-blooming type, this crocus comes in white, pink, yellow or purple. Plant these bulb-like corms so the tip is about two inches below the soil surface.
As one growing season ends, next year's can be taking shape. Fall is the perfect time to plan, plant and dream for a glorious...