Foxglove - An old-fashioned favorite, foxglove features tall spikes of bell-shaped flowers. Not only is it elegant, but foxglove is extremely hardy and easy to grow. Foxglove is also known for its resistance to pests and diseases. So if you want to increase your garden’s pest resistance, try planting foxglove along the borders.
How to Force a Hyacinth Bulb.*This method is a particularly easy way to bring a bit of spring into your home before plants outside have warmed up enough to flower. You can use vases created especially for this purpose, or any jar or vase with a small enough mouth to support the bulb, without letting it fall in the water. The point of a forcing glass is to hold the bottom of the bulb away from the water. SEE WEBSITE for specifics: http://www.janeausten.co.uk/how-to-force-a-hyacinth-bulb/
20 Fabulous Bulbs to Plant in the Fall for Spring Blooms
20 Fabulous Bulbs to Plant in the Fall for Spring Blooms/ I planted 50 Surprise Lilies (not a Spring bloomer) about 2 years ago and now have at least 63 sprouts scattered all over my garden. Will have to dig some up and spread the wealth around.
The nodding bell shaped flowers of Fritillaria meleagris are unmistakeable for their snake skin markings. This British wild flower bulb is now protected and rarely seen in its native meadows, but will always attract attention in a woodland garden, rockery, or naturalised in grass.