My tulips are in full bloom on the balcony garden. I planted them underneath my winter pansies. Below is a common bulb called Ipheion that I planted in one of my small flower pots.
You have to love Japan. A tulip vandal, caught on a surveillance camera, makes front page news. Sixty five tulips were damaged by an apparently disgruntled salaryman in Maebashi, Gunma. And this makes the front page of the Japan Times and Japanese language newspapers across the country.