I'm trying desperately to figure out what the reason was for putting him in my path. Other than heartbreak and ruining my self confidence and feeling totally conned and stupid, I don't know. Maybe i needed to learn that you really can't trust people.
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!