by K. Marc Teffeau, Ph.D.
The Other Spring-Flowering Bulbs Since I am a baby boomer, when someone mentions “The Big Three” I immediately think of GM, Ford and Chrysler. But we know that with all the imports, the traditional big three is no longer the case. Toyota and Honda also need to be considered. When I mention “The Big Three” of spring-f lowering bulbs, folks respond with tulip, hyacinth and daffodil. I think, for the most part, these rankings
still apply, but there are other spring-f lowering bulbs that also deserve consideration. Spring-f lowering bulbs are now on sale at local garden centers and stores. Along with “The Big Three” of bulbdom, you will find the imports and miscellaneous bulbs in the mix. In addition to the local retail outlets, a good source for these bulbs is mail order bulb catalogs, especially if you are looking for
The spring bulb “Big Three” ~ tulips, daffodils and hyacinth. 83
Tidewater Times September 2015