It is difficult to think about spring when Autumn has just begun and winter is a few months off. The truth is, this is the time of year to plant most of your spring bulbs so you can enjoy them when winter’s snow has melted and the first signs of spring emerge. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, crocus, scilla, squill and alliums are just some of the many spring bulbs that are planted during the fall season. They should be in by the end of October before the ground freezes up for best results. If this fall is anything like last year, it will be awhile before the ground is that cold, so get into the garden now and place these bulbs in the ground for a spring full of color.
Yes, spring is five to six months away, but it never hurts to have a little advanced planning in some areas. You will be glad you did when you see the first flowers begin to bloom in April. Seems far away at this point, but I have no doubt it will be here before you know it!