Certain spring-flowering bulbs, particularly tulips and hyacinths, need to be pre-chilled to bloom properly in the spring. Louisiana's winters aren't cold enough, long enough to satisfy their need for chill.
If you want tulips and daffodils to brighten your garden next spring, you have to plant them this fall.
Easter passed by about a month ago, but if you still have Easter lilies hanging around, put them in the ground. They will come back and bloom year after year.
There are few spring flowering bulbs that can surpass the stately beauty of the amaryllis. Typically blooming in April in Louisiana, this popular bulb is a star performer in the spring garden.