Now is the time to place that bulb order. Bulbs will arrive in fall when it is time to plant. Taking a critical look at your gardens in August can help you choose bulbs to plant this fall.
In August you can see where clumps of summer and fall perennials have filled in your garden. Plan spring bulbs to grow among those clumps. By the time the bulb foliage has died down, the perennials will have started to grow and hide the dead foliage. This will give you color in the area of your garden that looked bleak most of the spring time. Something that I consider is when each bulb will bloom so that I have continuous blooms all spring. I have several kinds of daffodils that bloom at different times. I also have crocus and dwarf iris. Crocus are often the first to bloom. If you enjoy Tulips they often bloom after Daffodils. Hyacinths are another spring bulb. I enjoy getting out my bulb catalogs and browse during those super hot afternoons!
(Daffodils and Narcissus)
Bert's Garden has a handy bulb planting tool with measurements on the side to make your job easier.