One of the perks of working for a gardening company is the free plants and bulbs they give us after the shipping season has ended.
Right before Christmas I received left over holiday bulbs: amaryllis, narcissus and hyacinths. These came potted in basic plastic pots that would have shipped with decorative foil but did not come with them as free give-aways. So I bought some inexpensive copper colored pots and dug around on the back porch for some smaller clay pots to pretty up the plain plastic ones.
So while you are out enjoying the post holiday sales, look for left over holiday bulbs to enjoy after the holidays. This is a great idea for bringing spring into your home a wee bit early!