There is a type of plant that has always intrigued me although I have never really dealt with the plants. I’ve really just admired them from afar. I am speaking of the bulb, which includes true bulbs, corms, tubers, tuberous roots and rhizomes.
January is a great time to get a few of the popular spring bulbs into the ground, including tulips and hyacinths — both of which require pre-chilling for best results. Other spring-flowering bulbs such as amaryllis, iris, Easter lily, narcissus, ranunculus, bluebell and calla lily need to be planted between October and December.
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Darla Menking is a certified Bell County Texas Master Gardener and a Texas Master Naturalist. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.