Hyacinth Parade

Plant these bulbs for a glorious spring show.
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The Happy Hyacinth

Hyacinths not only pop up in spring but can be forced in winter for a lovely potted gift.

Fragrant Hyacinths Make Decorative Display

Hyacinths are spring flowering bulbs with long, narrow leaves that are folded lengthwise. They are highly fragrant flowers that bloom in dense clusters, making a decorative display when planted in clusters, along with stems of pussy willow.

Hyacinths in Ring of Terra Cotta Pots

Traditional terra cotta pots hold spring hyacinths and grape hyacinths. The small pots surround a glazed ceramic planter in this patio display.

Triteleia Hyacinthina Produces Starry White Blooms

Triteleia hyacinthina, or white hyacinth, has an erect stem, topped with dense white flower heads. Although not hyacinths, they are thought to resemble the flower with their papery thin blooms.

Purple Hyacinth

A richly scented flower, the blue jacket hyacinth blooms mid to late spring.

Hyacinthus Orientalis City of Haarlem Dense Spikes

In late spring this hyacinth produces a dense spike of intensely fragrant primrose-yellow flowers. Absolutely heavenly against the leaves are bright green and lance-shaped.

Force Spring Bulbs to Bloom Early Inside

Forced daffodils and hyacinths will flower in the depths of winter, and are very easy to grow from prepared bulbs.

Grape Hyacinth Attracts Bees with Honey Scent

Muscari armeniacum is a perennial bulb that provides spectacular drifts of color when massed in open areas, around shrubs, under deciduous trees, in the rock garden or in the border front. Popular container plant and attracts bees.

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How to Plant Bulbs

Learn to plant bulbs in your garden with this step-by-step guide.

How to Plant Bulbs in Grass

Create a natural-looking display of bulbs in your lawn by adapting your planting technique to the size of the bulbs.

Planting Bulbs

Planting spring-flowering bulbs is easy. The hardest part may be deciding which flowers and how many to plant in your garden.

Plant a Bed of Spring Bulbs

Harbingers of spring, bulbs transform sleeping gardens into oceans of color as the seasons turn.

Planting Bulbs in Pots

A planting of mixed spring bulbs will give quick, near-guaranteed results for kids and a colorful display that can be enjoyed by the rest of the family. 

Grow Guide: Planting Bulbs

Gardening expert Felder Rushing offers tips on planting bulbs.

Planting Bulbs in Containers

Follow these easy steps for planting bulbs in containers and you'll have a display that brings spring to your doorstep.

How to Plant Bulbs in a Border

Most bulbs prefer free-draining soil, as they like to be fairly dry when dormant. 

Q&A: When Is It Too Late to Plant Bulbs?

If you miss the optimum planting time for spring-flowering bulbs, go ahead and plant them anyway.

How to Save and Replant Forced Seasonal Bulbs

In general, the most resilient candidates worth saving are small bulbs that naturalize or reproduce readily in the garden.