Largely as a sort of experiment, I planted a few small spring-flowering bulbs - a mixture of Crocus species, glory-of-the-snow (Chionodoxa siehei), and Dutch iris (Iris sp.) - in the pots of the small collection of Sempervivum and Sedum cultivars I accumulated on my outside window sill during the late summer and fall. In recent days, the first sprouts have begun to emerge.
The first sprouts of Dutch iris and glory-of-the-snow
There are a few bulbs in every pot, so if they all come through - fingers crossed - I should have speckling of early-spring blue, purple, and yellow all along the window sill.