They're not fully open and they might not be very pretty, but that first bloom in the garden always gives hope that spring is right around the corner.
This is a baby from one of my plants. It takes them 3-4 years before they bloom.
I noticed a few of my plants had all or some of their foliage nipped off. I thought they were deer resistant. I can tell the stems are there but nothing else. I don't know if the deer will eat them if they get desperate or what else it could be. I've never had that happen before.
Linking to: Garden Blogger's Bloom Day