Both edible and ornamental member of the Allium, or onion family are grown from bulbs that can be planted in the fall.
There are woodland types that like some shade and Mediterranean types that do best in full sun.
There are also autumn flowering types, and specialist types which, like the spring-flowering crocuses, are planted in the fall.
Daffodil bulbs should ideally be planted before the end of September.
Hellebores, or Christmas rose, are planted from fall to early spring, in moist but free-draining soil.
Oxalis bulbs are often planted undercover in autumn for indoors cultivation as houseplants.
There are hundreds of different species in this genus to choose from that can make good container plants.
There are numerous early, mid and late season tulips to plant, in a range of wonderful hues.