Several years ago I visited the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden here in Richmond, and took some amazing photos of tulips. I've longed to go back. Last year I went, and got there too late (May) to get them. I went yesterday, and was too early. Note to self: tulips come up in April here. Probably prime time is around April 7-12, but just my guess. So, I got some pinwheels instead. They were in season.