Bulbs can be planted until the ground is frozen or no
longer workable. Daffodils and narcissus should be planted
earlier (beginning of September to late October). Other bulbs,
especially tulips, can be planted from early September
through to mid-December, as long as the ground is not
When purchasing bulbs, look for good-sized, firm onesthese will
produce the best blooms. Discard any that show signs
of rot, are soft, or crumble when squeezed.