Want some indoor color this winter? Now is the time for forcing. Pot some bulbs in a clean container with sterile soil, and then stick them in a cold place in the house, covered in mulch and a bag with air holes. They'll need to stay cold for around 12 weeks, at which point you can bring them into a room temperature area. They'll start putting out shoots and leaves shortly thereafter. Amaryllis, crocus, and narcissus are all great for forcing, as are hyacinths. 

Source: http://www.networx.com/article/november-garden-checklist