You can find many different types of bulbs, but they all have one thing in common: They're packages of life just waiting to be planted. They differ from seeds in that they contain within them the beginnings of leaves, stems, and flowers. All they need is to be planted and watered, and the growth process can begin.
The common spring-flowering bulbs include tulips (Figure 8-6), noted for their impressive range of flower types and colors; daffodils, some of the most rugged and easiest to grow of all bulbs; and lilies, which, by planting different varieties, you can have blooming from late spring to early fall. Check out the color insert for a look at some of these bulb superstars, and see the following sections for advice on how to let them take the spotlight in your garden plans. In this chapter, I also introduce you to some less-known players that are well worth your while.
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