I finally raked up the leaves today that were covering my flower beds. I'd left them there over the winter as a kind of mulch, but it was nice out today so I decided to get rid of them. The tulip and daffodil leaves have been obviously sprouting out of the ground, but after removing the leaves I found a lot more signs of the flowers to come.
The tiny red thing in the middle is the start of a peony in the backyard.
Another peony - on the side of the house.
The red and green lettuce-looking things are a type of evening primrose.
Lilac bush on the side of the house
New daylilies growing among the debris from the old daylilies
Forsythia - always the first to bloom
Tulips sprouting among the creeping phlox - front wall
These daffodils and hyacinth were planted before we moved in and are always among the first to bloom
Heuchera sprouting by the iris by the front porch
Bleeding hearts - they surprisingly do okay in the front, even in full sun
Crocuses (crocii? what is the plural?!) in my neighbor's yard