Of all the beautiful things you can plant in your backyard, nothing is easier than planting bulbs. Rich Santoro, nicknamed the “Bulb Guy” by the late Holly Hayes of the San Jose Mercury News, has got it down to a “science” after 28 years of practice.
Since 2010 he has been planting bulbs in honor of his late son, Boom. Last December marked the planting of the 80,000th bulb by his grandson! Not only is the garden a spectacle of flowers, there is often a hidden message within the plants as well. While it is free to see the garden, any donations made towards the effort will be sent along to St. Jude’s Hospital.