The seasons in New England often cannot make up their mind. For example, the next few days will be warm and in the upper 60's to low 70's. And then looking ahead to next week, the temps are falling back down into the upper 30's to low 40's. But the bulbs and other flowers I've planted have their own plans and are already poking their heads up out of the ground, even if the snow has not completely melted in a few spots.
A few of the flowers I currently have poking their heads through the dirt are: tulips, crocuses, hyacinth, and irises. I've bought most of the flowers I've planted but the irises were given to me by a friend who was cleaning out her garden area. Apparently she had too many irises and they were taking over her garden! I have mine in a back area of my garden and although they have spread they haven't taken over the garden. If they did, I would gladly transplant some of them to other areas in my yard where I would love to see the irises grow. The only drawback is that they flower once and then they are gone. I need to remember that and cherish their beauty for the short time they are flowering.