Beginner's question regarding bulbs in a garden....
I've been a gardener for 30 some years, mostly vegtables & perennials with & some annuals. There's been a few rouge bulbs that pop up from previous gardeners but I've never really did any planning with bulbs.
I guess my reluctance with planting bulbs has mostly been ignorance - I don't know what to do with them and where to plant them. I've always assumed that they produced spring blooms, I now know that there are some that produce at other times. But the bulbs I've always enjoyed were spring blooming, so much color and variety.
What has kept me mostly away from bulbs was how they fit into an established garden, this is where I would love you suggestions. Is it recommended to interspace bulbs with other perennials that might flower later in the season? If you do that, what do you do with the spent foliage once the bulb is done blooming? I guess I don't want just a bulb garden (don't have room for one anyhow) and I don't want a bunch of spent foliage covering up other blooming perennials.
Sorry if this post is not completely clear, I'm gaining some interest in planting bulbs in a well established perennial garden but don't know if that is a good idea or where to start. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated!