All the late winter/earliest spring flowers from last month are gone, but the promise of buds from last month has been fulfilled. To save loading time, I've put together a slide show. I've tried to include more shots of the plants in the garden, and not just closeups.Update: the clouds finally cleared, so here is a collage of things open in the sun.Clockwise from top left, Forsythia with Hepatica nobilis var. obtusa, Erythronium dens canis 'Purple King,' Erythronium albidum, and Anemone nemorosa.
(3:06 p.m., 4/15/09: the Magnolia flowers have just opened.)