TULIPS. Are you disappointed that the lovely tulips in your garden last year haven't returned this year? Tulips, particularly hybrid varieties, tend to be short lived. Also, squirrels and many other critters like them. Next Fall consider planting daffodils. They are one of the easiest, most reliable bulbs and they are poisonous to animals. They also come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors from white with a white cup, to white with a green cup, to lemon yellow with orange cup. Who needs the extra work of tulips when you can have daffodils?!