The tulips in the new flower bed are spectacularly happy in the deep, rich, loose soil they inhabit. I've never had such vigorous ones...and I have never restrained myself and made myself plant only one color but I love them! So many in bloom at once make such a splash of color. These red ones are supposed to be deer resistant, and so far, so good.
A bonus in the new flower bed (which is also planted with perennials and then will be seeded with annuals soon to fill in when the bulbs die down) is a crop of morel mushrooms! I spotted the first one a couple days ago, and upon further inspection, I found at least six more. What a treat!