Nothing says "spring" like
tulips in bloom.
when new tulip colors and variations
are "showing off",
that I remember the importance
of planting bulbs in the fall.
(Always worth it.)
Tulips originated in Turkey, centuries ago,
where it was the custom
to wear a tulip in one's turban.
When Europeans discovered tulips,
they mistakenly gave them their name,
which comes from the Persian word for turban.
I always laugh when I see admirers
smelling tulip blossoms.
Fact is, most tulips have no fragrance.
(Same for camelias.)
They make up for it in sheer beauty.