One of the biggest advantages of gardening for a number of years is that you learn to recognize plants as they emerge. The ground can be covered with sodden leaves and winter debris but an experienced eye will notice something that stands out from the background.
Last year I found a couple of very tiny Paeonia obvata 'alba' seedlings growing adjacent to the parent plant. I decided I would move them and see if they would make it through the winter and ultimately reward me with full size Peony plants. I knew the general area where I put the two babies but I did not mark them. Can you spy them?
One appears to be pushing a stem with a leaf in the upper right corner while leaves identify the 2nd baby plant in the lower left corner. We'll see if they continue to grow. I planted them at the edge of a path opposite a double flowered Trillium after seeing that combo on the Far Reaches Farm website (below), thought my Trillium is on the left. I think the Far Reaches' Peony is actually P. japonica but obvata will do nicely. Of course, it will be quite a while before I have anything approaching the size of Far Reaches' mature plants.