Spring, for me, is when the bulbs start poking out of the ground. This is the first spring at the Wellstead and it has been exhilarating to see what's been popping up out of the ground around our house. Many of the plants that are cropping up are iris bulbs that Helen (the previous owner) planted many years ago...so we decided to add to the early spring bounty that will be blooming in a few weeks. We planted - in our sun garden - a few different types of tulips, daffodils, and hyacinth as well as dwarf cannas and and an elephant ear bulb that will come up in the summer.
Next up will be filling the shade garden with hosta and caladium bulbs, a couple fern roots and some lily of the valley and impatiens...as well as about a dozen spider plant clumps that were left over from our replanting session on Sunday. We planted a couple of spider plant clippings last year and they did surprisingly well.
The thing that I've found most exciting is seeing many of the perennials I planted last year beginning to sprout :)