Finally got around to putting my new Aloe 'Fire Ranch' into a pot. The friendly people at Green N' Growing Nursery said that some of theirs actually survived outside unprotected in this winter's teen low temperatures (though with significant damage). Not sure that I'm willing to take that chance (thus the pot).
Tulipa clusiana). I placed 7 bulbs in one of my small sunlit patches. Since they sprouted from the ground a little over a month ago, I have been enjoying its blue-green vegetation. A while back, the unopened blossoms began rising from the center. And, as of yesterday, some of the blooms have finally opened, with a few more on the way. The blooms close overnight, then open wide the next day to follow the sun.
Viola labradorica), has produced a tiny blossom. Don't know if these Violets will ever be showy (considering their flower is the size of a dime), but I do like finding the tiny treasures when I'm walking about.