Bulbs in the Southern Garden

Fall—time to plant bulbs for next year’s spring color

Here are some of my favorite bulbs and Alison Monaghan’s (fictional heroine of Carolina Reckoning), too.

irisIris species—Iris danfordiae—Zone 5-9
Late winter blooms. Full sun. Large colony.

daffodilDaffodils—Narcissus spp.—Zone 6-9
Try to find species daffodils (not hybrids) which will return year after year and increase.

squillSiberian squill—Scilla siberica—Zone 2-8
Early spring. Full sun to part shade. Naturalize for mass effect.

tulipTulips—Tulipa spp.—Zone 2-8
Full sun. Hybrids short lived in South so find species bulbs for returning blooms each year. Elegant and formal.

For more gardening photos, visit http://pinterest.com/lisacoxcarter/carolina-reckoning/.

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