But thank goodness for my passion for early spring bloomers. They never fail me. There are daffodils scattered all about ... Yellow Fortune, Tete a tete, Dutch Master, Double Campernelle, Jonquil Simplex. These are Dutch Masters above, also known as King Alfred.
And here we have one of the newer Hellebores. I believe that this one is Phoenix, but I'm not sure because the two about to bloom are not tagged, I didn't keep the receipt, and I didn't blog their names or record their names in my master notebook.
I hate it when I do that! I do have two that have tags, but they are sad and pathetic and not blog-worthy! That's how it goes, isn't it?!
This is the Double Campernelle Daffodil. See how fluffy and full it is?
And right behind it I have this lovely Japanese Quince that blooms and heralds the spring every year.
Not sure which one this is. I keep meaning to take photos of them all and try to pin point which is which, but that's low on the list of garden-to-dos!
This one I can ID - it's the Tete-a-tete. They are tiny little Daffs with a nice upright shape and lovely, neat little blooms.
Unknown variety hyacinths from a grocery store bulb planter I was showing off inside the house two years ago -- see it here.
So, while I'm waiting to prune, purge and plant in the garden, I can always count on these pretty early birds to perk me up.
Who's perking you up in your garden? Any signs of spring yet?