Sweet Box or Sarcococca ruscifolia started blooming at the end of December. The scent from these tiny flowers is delicious.
Now imagine a whole row of them blooming at once... Yum!
Hellebore 'Blue Lady' is the only Hellebore blooming but the buds are up on most of the others so it shouldn't be too long.
The only Violas blooming now, the rest are still on a break since the first freeze in November. Hopefully they'll get back to work and start blooming soon.
The Pansies seem to be having a tough time too with the weather, not many are blooming right now. I did find one very tattered purple Pansy in the front that must have self seeded and the hummingbirds seem to love it.
And speaking of self seeding just look at where this breadseed Poppy decided to grow. This is the base of the basketball hoop. What a strange place to try to grow, and it's also the only poppy seedling I've seen. It has survived snow and freezing in it's plastic growing spot.
Another exciting find was that the Bleeding Hearts have started to pop up. I found that they were doing the same thing last winter at this time, so they are right on track.
Join Carol at May Dreams Gardens to see what she and other gardeners have blooming right now in their gardens.