The seasons are changing rapidly here — and, in true Minnesota style, changing back. We went from mid-60s much of last week to mid-30s today. Sunday I spotted the first bloom in our front yard. It is an Iris reticulata, an early blooming bulb that usually comes up about the same time as crocuses. (The timing is right on. My neighbor’s crocuses are also blooming.) It’s one of those plants I have no recollection of planting — so each year, it’s a pleasant surprise. I love the deep purple color and the little polka dots on the bloom. What’s blooming in your garden this chilly day?