pre-planting bulbs in pots?
I'm moving from NC to Huntsville, AL (zone 7) in mid June and would love to have flowers this summer. I'm on a budget and planning on using mostly bulbs and perennials. I'm told that I could plant summer-blooming bulbs (cannas, lilies, glads, etc) as late as mid-June and just get later flowers than usual. But I'm wondering if I can plant some bulbs in pots now and move them to the yard in June to get things going sooner. If so, can I plant the bulbs in the pots closer than I would in the ground just for a couple of months (specifically cannas, since I would plant them pretty far apart in the ground)? Any help is much appreciated!