Looking back over March posts for GBBD, most years there is nothing to show but snowdrops. This year the only ones significantly up are the doubles (Galanthus nivalis flore pleno) on the south side of the house. In 2012, there were a number of things blooming in mid-March including Hellebores.
I saw a couple of Hellebore buds poking up but not much of anything else is stirring today. The exception are the species peonies which have made their first move. Paeonia obvata var. alba has a few buds showing. I always leave some stems in the fall so I can find this one in the spring. It's right next to a path and the old stems keep me from stepping on the emerging buds.
Here's Paeonia japonica.
Spring blooming witch hazel is in full flower. Though it is not a particularly dramatic plant, it is a difficult shrub to photograph. This one is over my head but I had to kneel down to isolate a branch against the dark background.
I realize only a cold climate gardener can get excited over these first few stirrings, but there you have it. I expect lots will be happening by mid-April. To see what's blooming in gardens elsewhere, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens.