Last year I planted 100 tulips, or was it more? About half of them managed blooms and proved that I can too, bring tulips to bloom in the Deep South if I am of a mind to go to all that trouble. I told them goodbye at the end of bloom.
A dozen tulips decided to return this year. I almost missed the emerging foliage but managed to drive a stake just in time so He-Who-Mows would miss them. I believe these are 'Shirley.'
Purples: Purple Heart emerging with daylilies; self-planted Spiderwort in bloom in the lawn. He-Who-Mows is careful to try to miss most of the Spiderwort.
Dogwood and Pink Pearl Azaleas
Pink Ruffles at left, and Dogwood.
Loropetalum and Dogwood
Brugs are starting to send up new foliage in warmer locations. Some of them make me wait until I think they're lost.
New here last year: Old fashioned Iris.
Camellias are not done. Yet. As long as it stays partly cloudy, I think they're safe.
I didn't tell you yet that Baptisia has shoots and buds, even 2 seedlings have buds! The Viburnum has Snowballs but they're still green.
Rose Campion seedlings are everywhere.
Sweet William was mowed down but survives.
Hydrangeas have new growth at the base of old stems. I'm waiting to prune.
Larkspur, Poppies and Silene seedlings are showing up.
California Poppies sowed themselves in the lawn.
Lilies are sprouting. Wisteria has fat buds.
Shrimp Plant was hit hard by hard freezes. Lower stems still have some green.