I can't tell you how exciting it is to walk out into the garden and see the first of the early spring plants popping up. I don't know if it is my imagination or are they always so short?? I think not. I really think they usually coaxed out into the world with a slow warm-up rather than the Nascar-like warming we had just a few days ago.
It didn't take long and the plants that need just a little warmth to emerge started peeking out.
Even some Hellebores are showing their pretty little faces on short stems. I don't mind that I will take a bloom any way it wants to present itself at this time of year.
You can go to Gail's blog, Clay and Limestone, to see all that is written about native plants and get a lot of inspiration as she encourages us to post regarding these beauties. Of course these plants aren't natives here but as Frances says they are someplace.
I hope you are beginning to see some life in your garden.