I'm a big fan of fragrance in the garden and year-round flowers. No group of plants better fits this need than bulbs. We include those with an underground storage organ: corms, rhizomes and tubers along with bulbs.
My hyacinths have commenced bloom.
Daffoldils from last March.
Rhodophiala, late summer.
Amaryllis 'Exotica' for Christmas bloom
Kniphofia in the summer.
I could go on and on reviewing previous years' blossoms and singing the praises of Geophytes. I was prompted to take a look back to tell you about the book, Bulbs for Garden Habitats by Judy Glattstein.
I got acquainted with Judy on a web site with a common theme: gardening, specifically bulbs. She asked if I'd be interviewed for a book she was working on, which is how I came to be featured in Bulbs for Garden Habitats. I am one of a number of persons across America that she interviewed. She uses personal experiences from her own garden as well.
It is usually my practice to use books that are intended for the climate in which I garden. This book has something for most gardeners who plant bulbs anywhere, with headings for various situations.
Crinums and Cannas in the summer garden
Secrets of a Seedscatterer