... because it reminds me where I planted things last year, as emerging bulbs poke their way out through the soil to the sunlight. And spring in California doesn't wait for the official day--it's here, and now.
Some things that are emerging are making me scratch my head. I know I planted a lot of orange tulips... somewhere. I thought they were in the garden, not in a pot, but they could have been in either or both places. But this? What is it? A giant crocus in an unusual colour... or a tulip without a stalk???