Spring is certainly stumbling on its way to Eastport, but the white tulips just ride the ups and downs in the weather. Nothing deters their steady growth. The other plants along the front of the house are not budded yet, nit even the other tulips. As I remember, most of those failed to bloom at all last year. I imagine the bulbs were put there many years ago and they have simply given up the ghost. The lillies will appear, though, and I bought seeds for poppies and cosmos, which I will put in the ground once the temperature settles down.