Planting your bulbs in containers lets you bring them front and center when they’re in full bloom and place them in an out-of-the-way spot the rest of the time. It’s a good way to deal with bulbs that don’t do well with summer water; you can stash them out of the way of summer rains or irrigation systems once they’ve stopped blooming. Containers are also a good choice in warmer climates for bulbs that won’t get enough winter chill to return year after year. When planting bulbs in containers, keep to the suggested planting depth but feel free to crowd the bulbs for a fuller look.Many bulbs can also be forced into early bloom, usually for indoor use in the winter months. Among the most popular for this approach are amaryllises, crocuses, hyacinths and paperwhites (a type of narcissus, or daffodil).Broad climate zones are given below for garden culture, but hardiness often varies by species, and bulbs may do well outside the recommended areas. If you want to try something that isn't ideal for your climate zone, consider growing bulbs in containers, where you can provide for specific needs, and as annuals.