Mom helped me identify that shrub with the red flowers down below - we are pretty sure it is a Flowering Quince. I think it is either a Japanese Dwarf variety or "Texas Scarlet." I will try and take better care of it, and stop trying to rip it out. :-)
We have tulips!
I planted tulips and daffodils and hyacinths around the east side of our house a couple of years ago, and finally evened things out last Fall by adding bulbs around the west side of our front bed. I loved the color this spring! The pictures don't really do it justice, but I think you'll get the picture.