The calender is screwy this year. The gardening calendar anyway. We are clearly ahead of schedule compared to most springs in terms of breaking dormancy and bloom times. I've been walking on eggshells sort of, wondering if all the wonderful blooms will be zapped by a freeze, which could come at any time.
Our average last frost date here is May 15th and the general rule for planting annuals and warm season vegetables is that you wait until Mother's Day. I'm not sure I can wait that long. The flowers sure haven't!
Tulipa humilis 'Alba Coerulea Oculata'
If I had to pick one tulip to grow, it would be any of the species tulips. They're unique and charming and reliable.