As the days become shorter and the weather gets less appealing for gardening, it’s easy to put thoughts about your garden on hold and focus on warm, cozy winter days indoors. But don’t tuck yourself indoors just yet — you might miss out on introducing bulbs into your garden to bring joy in the year to come.

Most garden suppliers stock the standard daffodil and tulip varieties, but this year try experimenting with some of the more exotic options available. Bulbs come from all over the world and have strikingly different growth habits and forms, providing endless possibilities. With a little planting in fall, you can bring your garden to life in the spring with these unique bulb options.