One of the happiest times of the year for me, is the day my first flower opens. It's like a celebration of the first day of the season. Today my first little 'Remembrance' crocus opened.
Special photo credit to my long-suffering husband for shading the crocus from the sun, with his body, so that I wouldn't have to find the patience to wait until late afternoon to take the shot!
And next up.........
My backyard perennial border (aka my pride and joy) is still pretty much dormant. (This is the border seen in my blog's header.) I'm sure there's lots going on under the ground though! In a week or so it should be dry enough for me to start cutting off the dead stalks, cleaning up the stalks that I cut back to ground level last fall and left on top of the crowns, and also the leaves and pine needles.
By that time, I will no-doubt find all kinds of interesting little things poking their heads up.
Until then, happy gardening!