I've missed most of the early blooming flowers because I'm afraid to be outside too long. I got out for a little while with the dogs today. The crocuses are blanketing the ground at the park.
Another flower that blooms early is the snowdrop. There are snowdrop festivals around Scotland! Snowdrops are so called because they can grow through the snow. Snowdrops also have medicinal purposes. Some chemicals found in them are used to treat Alzheimer's and injuries to the nervous system. Scientists are also investigating their potential to treat HIV. (Source: http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Galanthus-nivalis.htm)
|Some crocuses mixed with the snowdrops. :)|