I couldn't believe it, but I have some tiny yellow crocus blooming (I think they were called Golden Bunch). And I saw one tiny viola bloom. And my hyacinths in my 'hot garden' have their buds coming up too!
I was out yesterday thinking I would trim back some of the dead perennial growth when I found these little gems. What a spirit lifter! But then I cut short some of my trimming as I noticed that some of my perennials already have growth at the base. I was afraid I would rob them of needed protection.
I guess I need to get going on indoor seeding - as spring seems to be in a hurry this year. I want to try and get some stuff in the vegetable garden early - planning on putting some hoops up. I feel like I'm being woken from slumber myself!