We have started planting this past spring around our newly built home. It was farmland before, so it essentially was a blank slate. I have installed many, many trees, bushes, and flowers since spring and have always planned on putting in bulbs this fall. I like the look of groundcover as well and have several different types. I had planned on putting tulips, hyacinth, and daffodils (my favorite) beneath some creeping phlox and attempting to layer them with themselves to prolong the flowers come spring. I was reading tonight that many bulbs, esp tulips and hyacinth aren't truly perennial anymore, which shocked me. I remember my mother's spring bulbs coming back for years. So I'm thinking of trying to find the longest-lived varieties of these bulbs, but if i need to install new bulbs, or if they need divided at some point, how do you dig up groundcover without destroying it to get to the bulbs once it's grown over? Is this an obvious question? Will the hole be small enough that it will quickly grow back up? I was hoping to not have to do this for several years, but now I'm wondering if I should even bother with the groundcover over them. Thanks for any input/experience with this!