I'm admitting it right up front: These photos were taken on Saturday, April 12 before the wind, rain, and falling temps arrived. Everthing's looking a bit worse for the wear, and at the moment, many plants are under a variety of protective coverings ranging from evergreen boughs to blankets to protect them from tonight's predicted overnight low of 21 degrees F. (-11.11 C) .
First up: the white blooms.
Double snowdrops (Galanthus flore pleno, above)
The double form of the common snowdrop is "so robust and easy to grow" that is has been awarded an Award of Garden Merit by The Royal Horticultural Society, according to an article in the UK newspaper, The Telegraph. I have to agree that is is very robust; my most prolific snowdrop.
Crocus chrysanthus 'Snow Bunting'
Helleborus Royal Heritage strain
The rosy purple Hellebores are all Royal Heritage strain as well.
The buds in the photo above are on a plant just across the path from the plant below — which must get just enough extra sunshine to cause these buds to have fully opened.
To see what's blooming elsewhere, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens who hosts the monthly Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.