5 Bulbs to Plant Now for Beautiful Spring Color

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    Fall is the perfect time to plan for spring color and there are so many options beyond the expected “tulip”. If you want to make sure you have beautiful blooms when the cold subsides, then you need to avoid retreating indoors just yet. Now is the time to get out in your yard and dig. Some great bulbs to consider are found here. There are so many option for spring color besides tulips. Check out some of our favorites for enhancing your Kansas City landscaping.


    Daffodils are a staple in many people’s gardens and make lovely spring flowers. They also usually come back year after year with little care and attention. You should make sure to plant these bulbs in a location that gets a lot of direct sunlight and that has good drainage. In addition to adding a cheery feel to your landscape, these flowers are also able to stand up to rain and wind. There are several types of daffodil bulbs so you may want to speak with a gardening professional to get the one that best suits your needs.


    When you early bloomers have begun to fade, but the plants for the summer months have not yet emerged, then you can count on your allium bulbs to come out and add color to the landscape. These beautifully colored lilac globes are not only amazing to look at, they are also completely deer resistant.


    Filled with many small blooms on a stalk, you will definitely love this bulb when the warmer months finally arrive. When they begin to emerge in your garden, you are going to think you stepped into a wildflower meadow due to their beautiful color and many blooms.

    Snow Drops & Snow Flakes (Woodland varieties)

    These are considered late blooming bulbs and are the perfect option for any shady areas in your garden. These are going to be some of the first plants you see beginning to emerge, and some will pop up as early as late January. Once they have reached maturity, the blooms will rise to a height of 12 to 15 inches and have slender stems. They are perfect for collecting and putting in a vase inside.


    The giant crocus is available in a beautiful purple color, or you can find ones in pure white or yellow, depending on the “mood” of your garden. This is one of the earliest plants that will bloom when the weather begins to turn warm and help to light up your sad winter yard with a pop of color. These bulbs are also quite easy to plant – just put in a mass of bulbs this fall and then watch for the deer-proof, care-free plants to multiply throughout the years, creating a great garden staple.

    If you want to prepare for beautiful colors in your garden come spring, then it is a good idea to begin planting the bulbs mentioned here right away. They will help you shed the drab feeling that the dull colors of winter often cause.

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    Robyn is a 2009 Graduate of the Kansas State University Department of Horticulture. She grew up in South East Kansas where she graduated from Humboldt High School. She was a Kansas State University Leadership Scholar and President of the Horticulture Club. She married Bret in 2009 and they have a daughter Ellie, born in 2021. Their family is completed by three adopted dogs.

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