Many people don't realize that the flowers that are the first to pop out of the ground in the spring are a direct result of efforts put in during the fall. The earliest blooming perennials, such as daffodils, crocus, tulips, and allium, are planted as bulbs in the fall. These bulbs require the last few warm days of the year to set roots, then the cold period of the winter to chill the bulb and convince them to start pushing a bloom in the spring time. It is also essential that these bulbs receive water from the snow cover in order to have the energy to push their bloom. While they may not have any leaves when you plant them, they still need a good bulb fertilizer put in the hole with them. These are some of the easiest plants to maintain, with a huge reward when you get that first color to break up the winter brown.
It is important to note that not all bulbs are created equal. At Delaney's, we pride ourselves on the high qualtiy product we can offer. Our bulbs are much larger and more mature than any others you will find in the area, meaning they will better flower and survive the winter. Come see our great selection of bulbs. Feel the quality and see the difference in your plants next Spring!