A single Crocus cartwrightianus and one Colchicum have popped up this week. This morning I spotted the first leaf on a Boophane haemanthoides I planted this summer -- the other amaryllids, both new and established, are still dormant. I was very pleasantly surprised to get one Nerine sarniensis bloom a few weeks ago from a batch that I moved last summer, after they failed to bloom for several years. My new Tropaeolum tricolor seem to be doing well after they emerged unexpectedly early from dormancy and I started watering them about a month ago. I'm about to pot up a number of (mostly) California natives that have been sitting in the garage all summer. It will be interesting to see if any have initiated root growth yet. Best, Max Withers Oakland CA Conditions similar to Michael's but a few degrees cooler and perhaps more fog drip.