Maybe you do not feel the same need as I do to perforate your garden and planting bulbs in them. However this should not stop you from having flowering bulbs in spring. Just plant them in pots!
When I do so I plant the bulbs not directly into the terracotta pot, but in a plastic container that fits exactly into the terracotta pot. That gives me the opportunity to switch. Once one species have finished flowering I put another container with bulbs in its place. Mind you: The large bulbs of tulips and daffodils do better in a larger container pot. So think big!
Which bulbs to use?
In my experience all types of bulbs can be used for this purpose. Not only tulips and daffodils, but also small bulbs, like anemone and Puschkinia thrive in pots. Note: narcissi in pots can easily suffer from frostbite. So, I always put the pots with daffodils free from the ground, on a piece of wood or something like that.
How to proceed?
Put some soil in the plastic pot and plant a layer of bulbs. Cover the bulbs with a layer of potting soil and plant/place another layer of bulbs on top of that. Cover the bulbs with soil. Do not forget to label the container. Believe me, after 6 months you will not remember what you've planted. Planting bulbs in pots is quickly done. Faster than I can type this blog!
Can I still plant bulbs?
It's not too late yet. You can plant tulips in pots until mid-January (provided the soil is not frozen). It is already too late to plant snowdrops and imperial crowns. Buy good quality bulbs to avoid disappointment. Not at the hardware store or supermarket. My bulbs supplier (Jan Deen) would say: "Do you buy a steak at the fishmonger?"
So start planting! I can highly recommend it to you all! To inspire you I add some pictures of my spring bulbs in pots.
Narcissci in terracotta pots
Puschkinia in little pots.
.......they look great on the table.
You can also plant tulips in baskets........
Or even better, two baskets.
No pot left? Wrap them in a piece of brown paper.
I also use the old dustbins.
Crocus in terracotta basket.
Bulbs in pots. Recommended!