One of the first thing that pokes up from under the snow is Winter Aconite (Eranthis). I'm not sure where this came from but as soon as I rake away the leaves, this little, yellow flower appears.
Years ago, when I lived in Toronto, I recall large swaths of Scilla, creating blue lawns in early spring. One time, my parents were visiting me and taking me back for a week at the farm, I dug up a tiny plant that was on the edge of a fence and planted it here. It reminds me of Toronto every time it blooms.
These lupins will be gorgeous and remind me of a trip to Oregon. I purchased the seeds there and now I have what will be tall, blue lupins all over the place.
My mother's daffodils. I transplanted a 10" long row of them into the ditch in front of my house and wow! They've gone crazy!
I noticed this huge patch of Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) the other day, growing on the edge of the woods. Very cool plant. When you break the stems of them, the juice looks orange-reddish, kind of like blood.