Like much of the country, it feels more like late spring or early summer here than the waning days of winter in mid-March. It looks like daffodils will open very soon, maybe even later today. They usually wait until April.
Snowdrops have been blooming for over a week.
Helleborus niger seems to be a slow grower. It bloomed last spring for the first time, with just one flower. I thought there might be more this year, but again, there's just one.
This hellebore is "Brushstrokes" strain It was the first hellebore in our garden. It was so big last year I divided it, and donated the divisions to our garden club plant sale last June. The divisions never made it to the sale table. As I walked into the room with them, people snapped them up immediately, before they'd even been priced.
Indoors, our Thanksgiving cactus, Schlumbergera truncata is reblooming. It bloomed in November and December, and had buds all winter. The buds all fell off before they opened until this month when several have held on and opened. There are still quite a few more buds left. This is the first time it's rebloomed, hopefully not the last.
Happy (very early) Spring everyone! For more Bloom Day posts, please visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens.