First week of April we have a rose blossom. I planted this Rosa 'Mme Alfred Carriere' in February 2016. This is the first of dozens of blooms on 7 vigorous canes, some up to 17 feet long. This rose from David Austin in Texas, established itself in 18 months.
This Winter has been warm. It started off dry but more rain has arrived toward the end. Spring has been warm, sunny with moisture in the soil. Lots are plants are blooming. I'll call out the ones I know below:
White Flowers: Michelia crassipes (I hear its back in Magnolia), Erigeron karvinskianus, Omphalodes linifolia 'Venus's Navelwort', Heliotropium arborescens 'Album', and Loropetalum.
The star below is Venus's Navelwort. That kind of sounds really good. Omphalodes linifolia is a wonderful self-sower. This is the second generation. Wonderful little rosettes of glaucous rise and produce sprays of little white flowers. Think bubbles of champagne.
Cerinthe major purpurescens in foreground, Sidalcea malviflora in pink bloom.