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10 of spring's most beautiful blooming bulbs

Fringed tulip

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Tulip

Tulips may be one of the most recognizable harbingers of spring, and certainly one of the most popularly planted, but that doesn't mean they have to be boring. Because they also happen to be a very popular flower for cultivating,  there is an ever-expanding list of new and intriguing tulips finding their way into our gardens. In the Fringed Tulip Division alone (like the beauty pictured here, which looks like a flower for Muppets) there are over 150 tulips registered.