For the past couple of years I've found winter a difficult season to get through. On the New Jersey coast we usually enjoy fairly mild winters, but last winter and the winter before were unseasonably and bitterly cold. While this winter has been much more like the old norm, I still miss the brightness and warmth of spring, summer, and early autumn. But thanks to an early Valentine's Day present from my family, I got to have a touch of spring in February with potted bulbs.
I highly recommend the potted bulbs from HearthSong to anybody who longs for spring in the dreary days of late winter. They're easy to care for even for bulb newcomers like myself, and the long period of storage and chilling necessary to force bulbs is already done for you when they arrive. And just like in the Gilbert and Sullivan song, they really do breathe promise of merry sunshine!