Can I plant flower bulbs amongst trees and shrubs?

Flower bulbs planted in these locations have to be strong enough to “go it on their own”, in other words, to be able to take care of themselves between such powerful competitors. In addition, the kinds that flower earliest are often the kinds chosen for these sites since they are easily visible among the woody plants that are still bare. Perfect here would be a mixture of at least six varieties of naturalising flower bulbs that have successive flowering periods. Such a combination planted in variously sized clusters in the lightest spots in a wooded area or along the edge of a wood will ensure years of flowering that becomes increasingly profuse year after year.