Weerobin wrote: Not sure if anyone is out there? - but mother nature is relentlessly progressing whether anyone is paying attention or not. I found my first bedraggled hellebore hidden under dead foliage. 2nd is Adonis amurensis, a reliable winter bloomer. I was surprised to see him this early since it\'s been awfully cold the past month. Finally, 3rd is my earliest witch hazel, this one is a dwarf called Quasimodo. Just 2ft tall. Tiny blooms which of course aren\'t noticed by anyone other than me. Just my kind of plant.