There are not many flowers prettier than a Garden Tulip. They begin growing around March and could sprout sooner if the winter is mild. Tulip bulbs should be planted in the fall before any freeze. If you plant different varieties with various bloom types you will have blooms from early to late spring. Tulips are considered perennials but due to hybridization, their ability to come back every year is not guaranteed so you should treat them as annuals. Plant them in a spot where they get plenty of sun and water drainage. They need to be planted 4-6 inches apart and around 8 inches deep. If it rains weekly they won't need to be watered. After a week of no rain make sure they get water and continue to do so until freezing weather sets in.