the spring bulb situation is odd as hell. there's a large patch of tulips basically in the middle of the front lawn. at first i thought someone was being delightfully absurd with their planting, but on giving it more thought i bet they moved some soil over there that they didn't realize contained bulbs. but who knows, because they also planted onions under the shady front window, in the middle of an ivy bed where they'll get no sun.
i found two quince bushes in the yard, i don't know if they'll set fruit but i hope so. one of the best parts about the front yard is all the lilacs--bushes and trees of them everywhere, both purple and white! tall bushes all along one side of the driveway, plus an enormous lilac tree on the other side of the yard. i'll take pictures when they bloom, which should be any day now. at the end of the driveway there's a huge patch of poppies budding now, surrounding a wild rose bush and some small mystery trees. violets line the front porch and are dotted all over the yard.
i'm going to dig up some lavender and mint plants from my generous neighborclosures. on the other side of that house is a big empty field with another old apple tree and a black currant bush.