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Bulbs for Fall

Bulbs aren't just for spring and summer. They can also add a splash of color to your landscape as it cools in the fall.

Several kinds of bulbs can be planted in the autumn in Florida. Unlike tulips and many other bulbs, these bulbs don't need to chill before blooming.

The gladiola produces tall spikes of large blossoms in a rainbow of colors. It can be planted anywhere in the state, and will bloom within three months of planting.

For Central and South Florida, try society garlic. This grassy-looking plant sprouts large clusters of delicate lavender flowers.

Amaryllis, with its large funnel-shaped flowers, is commonly planted in containers in late fall for holiday color.

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