Tulip Time

News Shorts

Spring is the season when lovers walk hand in hand, frisbee players and dogs abound and the men from the Cambridge Public Works Department pull up the flowers.

At the corner of Garden St. and Concord Ave., city landscapers prepared for spring planting yesterday by digging up last year's tulips and handing the uprooted flowers to surprised passers-by.

James P. Woods, director of the Cambridge Park and Forestry Department, said yesterday the city's 15 flower beds are seeded twice annually. Tulips are planted in the fall, magnolias and various shrubs in the spring.

"The flowers were so nice and pretty and yellow, I wanted to take them all and give them to my mother," a pedestrian said yesterday, adding, "I think they were tulips but the men weren't exactly tip-toeing through them."