The big box stores are putting out spring bulbs: Daffodils, Hyacinths, Tulips; I even saw Ranunculas and Freesia bulbs. It's too early to plant here. The ideal time is 4-6 weeks ahead of the first freeze. I've planted as late as December with good results.
Last Year's Daffodil bulbs during planting.
I bought more of Ice Follies and Tahiti, same as last year. Ice Follies has bloomed here for more than 20 years. Tahiti was new last year. I generally don't plant doubles because their heads are heavy, but these are sturdy and the orange centers was perfect for the front beds, so I bought more.
Mixed daffodils are hard to pass up, too. I sort the bulbs by size and color to try to put like cultivars together so they'll bloom together.
Naturally I bought a box of hyacinths. The choices were Mixed, and American Hyacinths. I tried to imagine where 'American' Hyacinths were coming from and then looked at the picture on the front: Red, White and Blue! I chose Mixed. I also sort hyacinth bulbs. The light colored bulbs will bloom white or yellow. The pinkish bulbs will be shades of pink and the darkest will be shades of blue. They may or may not bloom together. I'll force a few in water and stones to give away around Christmas.