I simply cannot wait for the tulips to start blooming in the Mid-Atlantic (Maryland), so I cheated and bought some beautiful tulips at the grocery store recently. The squirrels have eaten though all the bulbs I planted years ago, and I never replanted (and boy, they looked good for a few years too). These pink tulips were tightly closed upon purchase, and I wondered if they'd open up at some point. Well, they did, plus have such a nice coloring to them I couldn't resist taking a photo or two or three.
BSoleille! The bright side of terrific tulips and TTTTT.