Here are a few photos to show that spring is still on the way. We've had two weeks of cool weather...highs of around 10 C (50 F) or less. We also had light frosts many nights. Plants develop very slowly under these conditions. The last two days we've had highs of 20 C (70 F). Things start to move quickly. Very few tree species have leafed out.
The Nanking cherry is almost finished blooming
The peony has grown about a foot in two days
The bleeding heart has some early blooms
These two photos show the same tree almost 2 months apart.