The local independent garden centers have many spring-flowering bulbs to choose from: tulips, daffodils, crocus, etc. When purchasing bulbs, more is better. You want the flowers to make a big statement in the spring garden. For example, 50 or 100 daffodils are not too many for a small (10' x 6') flower bed.
The local stores also should have garlic bulbs available. Here is an older post I wrote about garlic. Here is another post I wrote about how to plant garlic.
|Tulips - plant bulbs in the fall for spring flowers!|
|Spring Tulips in the Netherlands - More is Better!|
|Fresh Garlic in Utah - enough to last all winter!|