Plant spring-blooming bulbs. Put spring-flowering bulbs in the ground as soon as possible to bring a hint of seasonality (which can be all too vague in our region) and color in early spring.Check your local nursery for good choices for your area. Bulb catalogs are a fine source for spring-flowering bulbs as well, but it's a little late in the season, so supplies may be low and speedy shipping may be required to get bulbs before they begin to sprout. The list of fall-planted bulbs is long. It includes daffodil (shown), narcissus, anemone, calla, Crinum, tulip, dahlia and freesia.