In our unseasonably warm winter the flowers are budding and blooming way ahead of normal years. These bergenia buds are next to the house on the east-facing side. Other bergenias, below a deck, are not as far along, even though their exposure is also to the east.
In the first photo, if you look to the right of the blossoms you can see the strappy leaves of an amaryllis that I call a ‘naked lady’. Pink flowers will bloom on a stalk that grows in summer, after the leaves that are emerging now die back. I entirely forgot where I planted this bulb, and did not notice it in the flower bed when I was taking pictures. My surprise came when I was examining photos on the computer and noticed the leaves. Now, if I remember to mark where the naked lady is, I can consider moving it where the flower will show better in summer.