For the past few years my parents have grown a dozen or so troughs of forced daffodils each year to provide some early spring colour to their front garden. Every year sees a few hundred bulbs of various interesting varieties and when they are finished blooming they go into the garden. The result is that the garden is now covered in blooms in all shades of yellow orange and cream.
I'm sure when most people think of daffodils they think of something like this:
but I've always been a fan of more unusual bulbs like this:
both of which are multiplying just as prolifically as their more common cousins. There are hundreds of varieties so I guess the message is don't be afraid to experiment. A few more to follow.