I hope you are enjoying some beautiful winter ~~ spring blooms in your area of the world.
Aside from the aforementioned Daphne and the hearty hellebores,
bulbs are ruling the landscape in my garden.
I love packing my courtyard beds with as many layers of bulbs as I can manage so that we can enjoy a colorful show for weeks on end. As a general rule, bulbs should be planted at a depth that is 3x their width. So, larger bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils, can be planted at 6-8 inches deep, covered with a few inches of soil, and then smaller bulbs, such as crocus and muscari, can be planted above them, 2-4 inches beneath the surface of the soil.
This type of layering results in a wonderful, overlapping display of flowers, and the new growth usually covers the flowers that are fading away.
In the first scene we had a colorful blast of crocus, the amuse bouche of spring.
Before the crocus had reached intermission the muscari had pushed their spear shaped heads onto the stage.
Along with the muscari, a chorus of daffodils popped open to joyfully dance in the wind.
The principal is waiting in the wings for the grand finale.
Near or far, I hope the spring flowers are bringing you happiness, beauty and contentment.