i have this love-hate relationship with tulips.  not sure why.  perhaps i see them too often.  it seems like either the greenhouse- and/or field-grown kind are available at least 10 months out of the year.  and they're always on sale, e.g. 3 for $10 (not that there's anything wrong with that; i've been known to indulge in supermarket flower specials from time to time).

but, these days, i'm really liking them, especially the double and the parrot ones.  and if they're fringed, particularly the queensland variety, i absolutely need to have them so badly that i'll completely re-arrange my flower buying to incorporate them.

BTW (by the way), i'm doing a new exercise lately to work on my color selection.  the basic premise is to use some of the same flowers but add a different bloom or two to change up the color scheme.  i'll post my other arrangement later this week.