When they're not in bloom, many bulbs and tubers prefer to be dug up and stored in a cool dark place. Here's a simple way to honor their wishes:
Above: In winter, dahlias should be dug up before the ground freezes. In damp climates, tulips are better off spending the summer hanging in a dry shed than in the wet ground. A 21-inch-long French Grocery Bag made of cotton that will accommodate both is $12 from Brook Farm General Store.