Mahonia aquifolium is budding out.
And a no-name camellia is getting ready to bloom.
I am a fan of daphne. It's easily worth my precious garden space given to this somewhat ungainly shrub to have its scent this time of year.
Hemerocallis "Stella de Oro" is actually sending up a flower stalk from the middle of its new foliage.
The evergreen huckleberries, vaccinium ovatum, are budding.
Yucca filamentosa 'Bright Edge' didn't seem to know it was winter, and it's looking just as good as spring nears. Its wonderful stripes are a real kick in the garden, especially this time of year when there's so little color around.
Speaking of color, this succulent has taken on a great reddish-purple, and so has the small heather below.
Here's another colorful plant that laughed at our wet and freezing weather this winter. I'm so impressed with the stamina and good looks of these two carex morrowii 'Evergold' in pots on my front porch. They look as good now as they did when I planted them in October - maybe even better.