From left to right above are: Red twig dogwood leaves about to unfurl, a catkin on a willow, and buds of a ‘Bali’ cherry tree. The dogwood and cherry are in my yard, but the willow is on the bank of a stream near our house. Willows are part of the genus Salix, which includes about 400 species. I don’t know which this is, but like most willows, it grows well in moist soil.
What buds are about to break open in your garden?