In many areas the first spring bulbs are emerging showing that spring is coming. If you planted tubers of winter aconites last fall you should soon be rewarded by their bright gold buttercup like flowers. These are usually one of the first of the miniature bulbs to appear, closely followed by snowdrops.
Not sure what bulb that is planted in your garden or pot as you clean up your garden? Here's how to recognize spring flowering bulbs from the distinctive bulb shapes instead of the flowers.
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