bulbs

Tulip bulb
Amada44 / Wikimedia Commons

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.


Narcissus ‘Grand Primo’ has deep green foliage and pure white flowers and reliably blooms year after year.
LSU Ag Center

If you want tulips and daffodils to brighten your garden next spring, you have to plant them this fall.


An Easter lily, planted after the holiday, blooms in a garden.
oblivion9999 / Flickr

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.


Growing Amaryllises

Nov 17, 2012
An amaryllis blooming in Baton Rouge, La.
Frank McMains

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.