These grape hyacinths must think it's spring. After I put these bulbs in a couple weeks ago, our weather didn't stay mild -- it got warmer. And now these are pushing up foliage. That's never happened to me before. In the future, I'll avoid planting bulbs out front until late October. And maybe I should bury them a bit deeper, too.
One of the things I've learned is that I can get two different bloom times from the same bulb species, depending on where they are planted. The beds in front, with full southern exposure, warm up several weeks earlier than the beds in the backyard.