Bulbs can be annual or perennial and bloom for a defined time. Johnson's sells both spring blooming and summer blooming bulbs. Fall is the prime time to plant spring flowering bulbs. Most bulbs can be planted until the ground is frozen. Summer blooming bulbs should be planted when the soil is warm and the danger of frost has passed. The average last frost dates for us are: DC - April 15, Kensington - April 29, and Olney - May 1.
A popular early spring bulb for the indoors is Paperwhite Narcissus. To get Paperwhites to bloom, all you need is water, sunlight, time, and patience. Fragrant flowers bloom within about 3 weeks of planting, for almost instant gratification.
Johnson's sells loose Paperwhite and Amaryllis bulbs, and growing kits. Pair with a trowel and gardening gloves for an excellent holiday gift.
We carry an outstanding selection of spring blooming and summer blooming bulbs. Don't be afraid to experiment and try some new varieties. Click the links below for more information.