Gorgeous Inspiration for Your Spring Bulb Garden

At Gardenista, we’re all about bulbs right. We are planning our gardens six months ahead, carefully choosing our tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils for next spring.

Haven’t yet begun? Don’t fret. Browse our gallery of 137 images of Bulbs and make your picks. (For a little extra help, see our post,Ask the Expert: All About Bulbs.)

Here, some inspiration from the Gardenista Gallery.

Above: Think beyond daffodils and tulips when dreaming up your bulbous garden. For help, see 5 Quick Fixes: Essential Garden Bulbs. Here, Allium ‘Globemaster’ has us thinking about adding more Purple in the Garden.

Above: Bulb expert Scott Kunst of Old House Gardens in Michigan shares some advice with Gardenista editor Michelle in Ask the Expert: All About Bulbs. As a result of their conversation, she chose the daffodil Erlicheer shown here. For more inspiration en blanc, see our gallery ofAll Things White.

Above: These supermarket-sourced ranunculus make a sophisticated centerpiece in frosted glass vases. (For steps, see DIY: Easy Ranunculus Bouquet.) Imagine how pleasing they’d be when plucked from your own spring garden. For more ideas, see our gallery of Floral Arrangements.

Browse even more bulbs in Narcissus or Daffodil: 5 Favorites to Plant Now, Indoors or Out.

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Kamia C.
Kamia T2 years ago

I love a wide variety of flowers in my garden, but sadly, most bulbs here have to be dug up and stored inside over winter, so they're just not worth the effort. Native daffodils and crocus work best in the Midwest, and deer and voles don't particularly like to munch on them.

Kamia C.
Kamia T2 years ago

I love the multi-colored and pink daffodils better than others, and most bulbs, other than crocus, have to be pulled here and replanted, so I don't enjoy them so much.

Anja Necin
Anja Necin2 years ago


Danuta Watola
Danuta W3 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Klaus Peters
Klaus Peters4 years ago

Spring time is the best time of the year, nature comes alive again.

Caili W.
A. Cailia W4 years ago

Nice inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

Irina Brenner
Irina Brenner4 years ago


William & Katri D.
Katie & Bill D4 years ago

So beautiful to see in the spring!!
Thank you

Carole R.
Carole R4 years ago

Very pretty. Thanks.

Connie O.
Connie O4 years ago

I need to get my bulbs in the ground...thanks for the reminder!