Answer: Bulbs need a winter chill to prepare them for spring bloom. Since you don't normally have a pronounced winter, placing your bulbs in the refrigerator will trick them into thinking they've experienced winter. After taking them out of cold storage, plant them in the ground (November). The roots will develop after you've planted them (it takes 8-10 weeks for root development). Once the bulb has developed roots, it will produce foliage. Two or three weeks later it will bloom.
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