With the cold and rain we had last week, the blooming is still behind the past couple of years. But trees are starting to leaf out and more of the spring bulbs are showing. Around town I’ve seen hyacinth as well as daffodils and magnolias (yes, there are magnolias hardy enough for Minnesota) and a few tulips. In my yard, the squill (Scilla siberica) is blooming around the front yard and the pansies in pots look healthy. Two new bloomers have emerged over the past couple of days: daffodils (only one so far, but more coming) and a pretty stand of yellow tulips. (Sorry, I don’t know the name of these.) I hope your garden is starting to bloom, too.