Back in 1912, Harry M. Lamon initiated the development of the Lamona chicken to produce a dual-purpose breed for the American market. He began with Silver Gray Dorkings, White Plymouth Rocks and Single Comb White Leghorns.
Tulips and other spring bulbs can be grown at any time of the year when grown in glass jars providing they spent 8 to 10 weeks hibernating in your refrigerator. Start them sequentially to enjoy a long 'season'. They make great gifts!