With quite the warm spell as we've had, a number of plants are breaking through the soil earlier than normal. If fact it seems as if we are about three weeks ahead - for the time being. I have seen in the neighborhood forsythias and star magnolias in bloom already.
Nothing so showy in my garden.
I believe this is a tulip clusiana. Never checked it out properly so it is an educated guess.
Plenty of sedum coming up. Here you can see both green and variegated leaves. Lots of babies again this year.
Just cresting the soil is the native wild ginger. I love this plant. It is a steady spreader but needs a few years to get going.
The baby leaves of wild columbine. Quite a lot of colour showing wouldn't you say?
Some tete a tete mini daffodils. I am partial to the minis as you will see once spring moves along a bit more.
Last of the snowdrops.
And finally some chinodoxa. It is nice to see some blue in the garden even at this time of year.
Not terribly exciting (except perhaps for me) but it is a sign that life returns to the garden.