Bulbs look best when planted in clusters rather than single-file rows. Best planting depth is three times the bulb diameter. Bulbs prefer well-drained soil. Don’t plant in low areas where water stands.
Daffodils are my favorite early spring bulb. They are the easiest and most reliable to come up every year. They multiply so that after about three or four years you can divide them and plant the extras in another area.
Hyacinths have wonderful fragrance. I plant them in areas close to the house and walkways where I can smell them daily. They also make excellent cut flowers.
Tulips have the largest variety of types and colors of flowers. I have tried doubles and parrot tulips, but my favorite way to plant them is a single color in large groups of a dozen or more. The Triumph varieties are a little shorter and more wind-resistant than the Darwin varieties. I really like the short botanical tulips that are just one step away from wild tulips.
Blanda anemones have daisy flowers and grow only 3 to 4 inches high.
Spring blooming bulbs are just what is needed to add color at the end of a dreary winter.