Early bloomers

"The rain to the wind said,
You push and I'll pelt.'
They so smote the garden bed
That the flowers actually knelt,
And lay lodged--though not dead.
I know how the flowers felt."

Robert Frost
Crocus Flower Peeking Up Through The Snow. Spring. Southcentral Alaska. By Alaska Stock for Kensington

In Southern Ontario, coltsfoot flowers in April, often before the last of the snow melts. SHIRLEYTWOFEATHERS.COM.  (The leaves gives this plant its name.  Farther south, these are among the first to pop through the dirt in early Spring, often through snow.)


Around here, the ubiquitous Forsythia colors many gardens yellow in early Spring.