What is blooming early in your garden?

Grape holly bloom clusters.

Grape holly bloom clusters.

'John Clayton' honeysuckle with crossvine

‘John Clayton’ honeysuckle with crossvine

Winter daphne has the sweetest lemony blooms, better than gardenia for me.

Winter daphne has the sweetest lemony blooms, better than gardenia for me.

My first daffodil to bloom this year, in January, was Erlicheer. It is very uncommon to see it in bloom so early. Fragrant Daphne is blooming a little early and my Flowering Japanese Apricot continues blooming, since its December debut! ‘John Clayton’ and ‘Red Cascade’ native honeysuckles are blooming, too. My vernal witchhazel is in full bloom. The Oregon Grapehollies (Mahonia) are blooming and the bees are flocking to them. Several daffodils are budded to open any day. All of my hellebores are blooming and started in January. Tell me what is blooming early for you.

Hellebores, also called  Lenten roses are in full bloom, all colors..

Hellebores, also called Lenten roses are in full bloom, all colors..

My Latest Garden Escapade

Hello to everyone. I’ve been away from my blog since the last of February. After my husband, Jerry, and I planted a ‘Little Gem’ Magnolia on our new berm (140′ x 12′ x 4′ to buffer wider Crossover Road), I slipped in the mud and fell forward on my hands, HARD! My right radius is broken and my left arm is severely sprained, so my typing skills are limited. But,  so much is blooming this month, I just had to share with you.

Empress Daffodil from Old House Gardens.

Snowflakes are a minor bulb with dainty green-tipped blooms.

The Geranium Narcissus is an old-timey favorite because of its color and fragrance.