I didn't even realize the Winter Jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) was blooming until I was practically on top of it.
The Sweetbox (Sarcococca), however, has been making its way into the house for a couple weeks now.
It still isn't blooming enough to be fragrant outside, but once it gets goin' in the house, it'll 'bout knock ya over.
The plant has gained quite a bit of ground over the last year and needs a serious prune job to scale it back a notch.
The Hellebores are all starting to get buds.
Some are just barely up out of the ground, but others, like these two, will be bloomin' in no time.
These first pics are from the monster plant and it's loaded.
These are on Maddie Girl's plant that my girlfriend gifted me last spring when we lost her.
Can you believe it will be a year next month!?!?
The daffodils are just starting to poke up in The Girl's pot.
Moving out front, the Daphne is ready to explode.
And the reason I headed out in the first place, my little clump of early daffodils, that Libby attempted to demolish today.
I had her out front with me for about three hours. My first garden cleanup of the year.
She's got a LOT to learn about flower bed rules.
Gad, I wanted to throttle her.
I foresee some plant casualties in my summer's future.
And there ya have it.
The very first signs of spring at our house.