Now that the snow is gone and chilly temperatures have moderated, geophytes are positively hurling themselves into bloom: masses of galanthus, lots of Leucojum vernum, Scilla mischtschenkoana, Crocus tomasiniannus, and Eranthis hiemalis. As well, a few ethereal, translucent white flowers of E. pinnatifida have made their appearance, with a pleasant number of immature seedlings nearby. Backed up by four species of hellebores, and Adonis amurensis, I feel comfortably relaxed over winter's departure and spring's arrival - and as confirmation the studded snow tires will be off my car today. If anyone would like to see the bibliography of 30+ books that didn't make it into print as part of Bulbs for Garden Habitats, e-mail me privately and I'll be happy to send it to you as an attachment to my reply. Judy in New Jersey where the sun is shining - at least today, even if weakly.