Layer spring bulbs in a frost-proof planter for staggered blooms when the weather warms. Larger bulbs, like daffodils, go in first, at 8 inches deep; then tulips, at 6 inches; and smaller bulbs, closer to the surface.
Cape Cod 14-by-14-inch planter, about $80; frontera.com
. 35 mixed bulbs, about $10; bulbsdirect.com