This may be hard to believe, but flower bulbs have an image problem.
When most people think of flower bulbs, they think of the brown, onionlike orbs sold out of bins at garden centers and hardware stores in fall—not the dazzling bursts of colorful crocuses, daffodils and hyacinths that announce the arrival of spring.
In a culture obsessed with instant gratification, people have a hard time getting excited about bulbs. A new generation of gardeners, including urban homesteaders and sustainable living enthusiasts, are into artisanal food and heirloom vegetables, but not really flowers and other ornamental plants.
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By Anne Marie Chaker