Whether you force bulbs indoors or want to plan your flower garden, flower bulb catalogs will help you to dream, plan and make your garden a reality.
Catalogs are the perfect way to discover the newest varieties of tulips, daffodils, crocus and other beautiful flowering bulbs.
Most of us think of spring bloomers when we plan a bulb garden. However, many bulbs flower in the summer -- or can be forced into bloom indoors in winter.
Get top-quality flowering bulbs from online catalogs in fall. You'll find a big selection of beautiful tulips, crocus, daffs and more. Plus a huge variety of hyacinths, grape hyacinths and irises for fall planting.
Few other plants are as easy to fit into a garden as flower bulbs. Squeeze them into any sunny bed or border for an early show of color. Or, let them mingle with mid-season blooms, filling in a young garden. You can even plant spring bulbs under trees because many bloom before the trees leaf out.
Add a burst of color to your porch or patio with crocus, tulips or lilies potted in containers. Once the blooms have faded, replace them with your favorite annuals for constant color throughout the seasons.
Want to grow spring-flowering bulbs in winter? Flower bulb catalogs offer an abundance of choices. Look for flower bulb varieties labeled "good for forcing" to ensure success. Get all the how-tos for forcing bulbs indoors here.
Many bulbs -- hyacinths, crocuses, tulips -- can be forced indoors, where their beautiful flowers can be appreciated up-close. Some bulbs need to be chilled for several weeks before they'll grow and bloom. It's easy to do and the results are worth it. Imagine brightly colored blooms growing on your windowsill while it's still cold and snowy outside. They'll bring warm thoughts of spring to your home in winter.
Paperwhites and amaryllis bulbs are easy to grow -- no chilling required. Just pot them up and give them a bright window to coax them into bloom. You'll find these bulbs for sale in autumn, in time to enjoy during the holidays. Although their bloom time is only a few weeks, their flowers are magnificent and add bursts of color to a room.
These warm-natured bulbs are native to tropical and temperate climates of the world. Clivia, freesia and pink calla lilies originate from South Africa and are easy to grow indoors. They prefer the same warm indoor temperatures that we do and respond well to bright sunlight.