Want daffodil, tulips and hyacinths in the spring? Plant them now
Earth laughs in flowers. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (Photo by Martin Hirtreiter)

Earth laughs in flowers. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (Photo by Martin Hirtreiter)

If you want your spring garden to burst with color, you need to plan ahead. Spring bulbs like narcissus, tulips and hyacinths must be planted in fall in order to flower in the spring.

Today’s guest is David Trinklein, horticulture specialist for University of Missouri Extension. He has advice on choosing healthy bulbs and how to plant them. He also talks about the best spring flowering bulb for Missouri.

 

 

Spring Flowering Bulbs: Daffodils

 

 

 

White and Purple Hyacinths (Photo by Elena Schifirnet)

White and Purple Hyacinths (Photo by Elena Schifirnet)

 

 

 

Tulips (Photo by John O'Neill)

Tulips (Photo by John O’Neill)

Narcissus Jonquilla (Photo by A. Barra)

Narcissus Jonquilla (Photo by A. Barra)