The last weeks of January are usually the coldest nights of the year in my garden. The lowest temperature I've recorded this year is 24 which is milder than most years. So I thought I'd check to see if any daffodils and Lenten Roses were budding. Some gardeners further North have posted pictures of these in bloom. But not in my garden. I cleaned up the old leaves and scratched back the mulch to see the new shoots on the Lenten Rose--it'll be at least four or more weeks until these bloom.