Few things in nature are as heartening to the winter-weary as the emergence of spring’s first flowering bulbs. After a season of dormancy underground, the earliest of the earnest bunch are so tenacious that not even snow will keep them at bay. As spring marches on, more varieties begin to appear until the ground becomes alive with a riot of color and the ensuing promise of warm days ahead.
While there are countless varieties you may encounter, here are our contenders for most beautiful bulbs on the block. (Text: Melissa Breyer)