Do this in the fall: Plant bulbs in Pots. Store the potted bulbs in an unheated garage or storage room. You'll need to water every few weeks since the pots won't have access to rainfall. In addition to small pots, pack bulbs "shoulder-to-shoulder" in big containers for an abundant display in spring. Toss aside the spacing recommendations so you can get as many bulbs into the container that will fit.
Rick's Custom Nursery of Lexington, VA shared this image of their 2nd place entry in the Fine Gardening container contest. Rick says the "Other plants used in the container are: Sambucus 'Sutherland Gold', Cimicifuga 'Pink Spike' Caryopteris 'Snow Fairy', Heuchera 'Silver Scrolls', but 'Stained Glass' was the real "star" :)" Hosta leaves also make a statement in cut flower arrangements.