On the positive side of garden news, at 9 p.m. last night the temperature was 59 degrees F. which means the pond may ice out this week.
Hellebores are appearing along with Iris reticulata.
On the negative side, think twice before you plant Alliums and let them go to seed. That grassy foliage all around our Ginkgo tree is Allium seedlings, probably the type known as "drumstick". They are impossible to pull out but I keep trying.
Rabbits and squirrels are digging everywhere. I found this Adiantum venustum uprooted and deposited in the middle of a path when I was walking around the garden yesterday. I'm not sure how long it had been there but it had not dried out. I found a thawed area and just shoved it back in the ground in a spot where I thought it might be more protected from marauders.
I also saw a raccoon in the garden yesterday during daylight hours. A bad sign since it tends to mean the animal is not healthy and following its normal nocturnal behavior. A more worrisome problem than uprooted plants.