It's too wet to actually work in the garden but I wanted to check in with a few things out there...here's what I found...
Summer snowflakes, leucojum, are beginning to bloom all around the yard.
Grand Primo Daffodils, bought from Old House Gardens and planted last fall, are beginning to bloom. They are said to be "by far the most vigorous, persistent and floriferous narcissus in zones 8-9bS/11W" and I must say I am very pleased with its first year showing. I only planted 3 bulbs (this is one of them) but I will be adding to them next fall! They are planted with a Salvia May Night that dies back each winter. I'm beginning to add bulbs in area like these so things look a bit less bleak sooner in the year.
I was happy to discover that the favas planted just before a very rainy spell did not rot as I feared but are up and doing their thing, separated by rows of radishes.
Camellia Chandleri Elegans has a first bloom. This is an early to mid season camellia, one I've had for years that is finally getting some size to it.
Buds greening up on the Santa Rosa plum assure me spring will arrive and some day in the not too distant future I will be contemplating my 2010 Plum Ceremony.