On the Pacific Northwest coast, Columbia lily has beaten out Martagon lilies to flower first. Buds are out but mostly green on other lilies. Late Pacific Coast iris are flowering; these are I. tenax selections and some hybrids (tenax x innominata), and dwarf I. douglasiana seedlings. Also one clump of I. hartwegii australis continues to toss out a flower every week or so. Colchicum foliage is dying down, so I am digging out bulbs to make room for more iris plants. Lobelia tupa has flower shoots with colored buds, though I don't expect flowers for some weeks to come. Ornithogalums are flowering, as is Sisyrinchium californicum, S. idahoense, and several selections with blue flowers. Seeds are ripening on several Erythroniums––and I may be able to send seeds to the exchange in several weeks. Cheers, Kathleen Kathleen Sayce PNW Coast, WHZ 8, dryish cool summers & mild wet winters; today it's partly cloudy with temps in the high 70s.