For gardeners of all stripes, spring is a particularly romantic time of the year. As the season warms and days lengthen, winter succumbs to the intoxicating earthy scent of spring.

Flower bulbs, of course, are the archetypical spring flower. With this in mind, an informal panel of Dutch flower bulb experts met recently to decide which tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocus, in their opinion, are the 'most romantic' bulb flowers. Following are 8 spring bloomers that are regarded as the most romantic ones: all are top-performers in the home garden!