Spring for me me begins when the daffodils bloom. They're blooming.
Spent some time in the garden today moving a couple of plants and cutting back a climbing rose, Golden Showers. It was the first year I've had winter die back on this rose. I also trimmed back a miniature rose that had become infested with a white scale. I've seen this scale on holly but this is the first time I've seen it on a rose. After cutting it back I used a paint stirring stick to scrape the rest off. I'll keep a closer eye on it this year and keep them scraped off before they become this thick.
A new red camellia is blooming now.
The Okame Cherry' has been blooming for about two weeks now.
Edgeworthy buds are opening too.