Anyone A Bulb Lover? I need advice
I live in zone 8 (NW Louisiana). We often have very mild winters (no snow, very few nights below 30F) but sometimes have moderately hard winters (some snow, temps as low as single digits for a few nights). I am wanting to incorporate bulbs this year - tulips, iris, daffodils, lilies, hyacinth, hardy cyclamen, allium, crocus, etc.
Would it be best to have a dedicated "bulb bed" or plant bulbs throughout existing beds? In my zone, will I need to keep bulbs in the fridge for awhile before planting? Will I need to dig them up each year? What fertilizers are best? I have read some books on bulbs, but find that getting suggestions from actual gardeners is best. Thanks in advance!