Tulips and other spring bulbs can be grown at any time of the year when grown in glass jars providing they spent 8 to 10 weeks hibernating in your refrigerator. Start them sequentially to enjoy a long 'season'. They make great gifts!
Tulips have been my favorite flower since I was a child. Purple tulips are the most beautiful. I brought my friend Val purple tulips when she was in the hospital. Now they'll always be a bittersweet memory.