With all the snow on the ground, and the long winter we have had, it's hard to image that Spring is just a few short weeks away. Yes, underneath all that snow the snow drops and scilla are sending up shoots protected from the ravages of winter by that layer of snow. The first white and blue blossoms will begin appearing around mid-March. Also under all that snow in my front yard are hundreds of Maureen and Burgundy Lace tulips just waiting to burst onto the scene. With more winter behind us than ahead, I am eagerly waiting for Spring and the Tulipmania festival to begin! Need an early dose of Spring? ... view more images from My Garden.