I was out in the yard today looking for an signs of color but didn't find much. But I have to show you one thing that excited me. Last summer a friend gave me a trillium to plant. I was so happy to have it because it reminds me of all the trilliums in the Smokey mountains.(one of my favorite places to visit).
The other day he came by the nursery and asked me if it had come out. I told him I had not seen it yet.But today, not only had it come back and brought it's sister but it was getting ready to bloom.For me, this is exciting! Love seeing new things bloom. Unfortunately I don't know which variety this is.I also had a few blooms on my Japanese magnolia. As summer ended last year it looked pretty tough. I thought it was on it's way out; but another surprise!And then I also noticed some of my ground phlox blooming. I have two little patches of this plant. I like this one because it's such low maintenance. It's only drawback is it blooms now and then is a little evergreen ground cover for the rest of the year.
With these few blooms and some warmer temps it definitely feels like spring now. Yippee!!!