In the carport, I found the pot with last year's grape hyacinths sprouting 3-4" new shoots:
Daffodils (or tulips, I can't quite remember what I put in this pot) starting to arise:
Lots of new fennel growth emerging from what I cut down last year - wow, I love the texture of this plant, its featheriness and intensely bright green:
Not quite sure what these are, but there are a lot of them - I seem to recall that these are daffodils, but since I didn't plant them I'm not sure:
I'm a bit worried that a late freeze is going to kill all of these, but hopefully I can plan ahead and mulch them if it's going to get cold. The hydrangea on the porch is also showing new leaves, as are several of the roses. No sign of growth from the Old House Gardens tulips yet, but I'm sure they're awake under the soil.
This is the great part of being a gardener -- winter, the part of the year in which nothing is growing, is so blessedly short out here in the Pacific Northwest. I had things blooming through late October, early November. Then just eight short weeks and the spring bulbs are coming up! I don't think I could ever move back to somewhere like Ohio where the ground stays covered with snow through March.