We've had some deep freezes leading up to New Years this fall and winter, so blooms are scarce.
Primroses seem to try to bloom anytime except in the heat of summer.
A few remnants of The Fairy Rose are all that is left of the roses.
Leaf buds are swelling on the native shrubs, Indian Plum ↑ and Red Currant ↓.
The vanilla scented tiny flowers of the Sarcococca are beginning to open.
One sad pansy is persisting.
A very few blooms have opened on the Carpet of Snow. It won't fully bloom until May.
Daphne Odora will follow the Sarcococca in creating fragrance.
But the winner is Winter Jasmine. Nothing seems to prevent this delicate looking little flower from profusely filling its arching stems.