use curved landscape border, fill in with dwarf shrubs, ground cover, steeping stones and mulch/rock. Only rocks for the stepping stones, bricks instead of steeping stones and a potted plant where the maple tree is.
Indoor Tulips - Fill glass container about with glass marbles or decorative rocks. Set tulip bulb on top of marbles or stones; pointed end up, add more marbles or rocks; so bulb is surrounded but not covered. Pour fresh water into the container.