I just got back from a short visit to my parents' house in Michigan and since the weather there has been absolutely phenomenal for the past week - bright sunshine, temperatures in the low 70s Fahrenheit/20s Celsius - the garden was full of signs of spring. Here are just a few of the highlights:
White forsythia (Abeliophyllum distichum)
Flower of Giant Japanese Butterbur (Petasites japonicus var. giganteus)
Daffodils (Narcissus cv.)
I also planted some new things for some added color, including some primroses (Primula cv.) and pansies (Viola x wittrockiana).
Freshly planted orange primrose...
... And some orange pansies
The buds on the little apricot tree (Prunus armeniaca) that I planted last year were also swelling rapidly but unfortunately none had opened yet by the time I had to leave...