See, dragging out the recycling in the morning isn't so bad after all. If I would have stayed inside I wouldn't have noticed this early tulip in my messy flower bed. I'm constantly surprised by what I find in my yard. I plant things, but my friends and relatives also plant things, often without telling me. Sometimes they will leave a message on my answering machine, "About that row of hollyhocks, that was me. You might want to water them in a couple of days." But just as often no one says a word. I just find things in the spring. As to who planted this tulip, who knows?