If you have snowdrops in your yard, chances are they’ve already made their appearance. True to their name, these white flowers don’t mind growing up through snow-covered ground in February or March. Don’t cut them back at the end of the season; you can weaken the bulb.
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Early Bloomers: 7 Spring Flowers Bringing Color NOW to a Yard Near You!
Looking for a low-maintenance bulb to plant? You might like this tiny, deer-resistant early bloomer. It naturalizes easily, and even grows well under trees or in rock gardens. You’ll know that it’s safe to trim old foliage when a gentle tug is all it takes to remove it.
What’s cheerier than a spring daffodil? Despite their dainty appearance, daffodils are quite hardy—a single bulb can produce flowers for decades, and mice and voles generally don't disturb them. These spring blooms last longer in a vase if you pick them at the base of the stem instead of cutting them.
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If you care properly for tulips, they’ll return year after year. Once their beautiful cup-like blooms have withered, remove the seed heads to keep the bulb strong. If squirrels got to your tulips over the winter, try planting bulbs in a chicken-wire cage next fall.