Spring-flowering bulbs (tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses, etc.) are perfect examples of delayed gratification. You plant the ugly duckling bulbs in October/November and forget about them until they start piercing the cold soils of late winter. Some good sense tips for those wanting the beautiful spring color that bulbs deliver:
Bulbs. Buds. Blooms. Beautiful, but only if you plant in the cool soil of fall.
We all know frost by sight. It’s so obvious, right? It’s that collection of pretty (if you don’t have tender annuals or vegetables that can be killed by it) ice crystals that have the potential to be deadly to “frost tender” plants. It tends to be most obvious from a distance on grassy sites.