It is time! Gardeners know that to have an outstanding April, you have to show your commitment in October.
Get thee to the garden center to buy Spring flowering bulbs and get them in the ground ASAP.
Most planting guides refer to regional zones. If you are not sure which zone you live in, you can check the link at the National Arboretum above.
This beauty is called "Angelique" and has a bloom that is almost peony-like, don't you think?
Plant some tulips now (with hot pepper flakes and other squirrel deterrents) and reap the benefits this Spring.