October: Plant Bulbs Now for Future Blooms
Spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths, should be planted before the first fall frost to allow enough time for roots to form. At the nursery, look for the biggest bulbs of your chosen variety—they'll give you the largest blooms.
Dig holes two to three times deeper than the bulbs are tall; once you've placed them in the ground, top them with a layer of leaves for insulation. Come March, you'll be glad your green thumb braved the chill.