Mid-October through Mid-November is the peak time to plant Tulip bulbs. Tulipa ‘flaming parrot’ is one of my favorites. Go to your local garden center–or go online–find the varieties or colors that inspire you most, and add tulips to your spring garden plan! There’s nothing more welcome than the sight of a beautiful Tulip in spring after a long winter.
The English Garden magazine featured a wonderful variety of tulips in May 2010, photos by Marie O’Hara. A description of each flower follows.