My first little wait for spring flowers to flower is the Muscari, love this plant. Hope I can get the bulbs to survive until the frost is gone so I can plant them in my garden in spring time. Since we dug up all round our house I don`t have much hope of seeing many bulbs popping up then. So I have to brace myself to see the spring flowers until spring 2012. Which makes me think of the garden I just left in the Eastern Cape of SA, where despite awful drought my aloe lit up my garden in the middle of winter.
...the bird I then watched from my balcony was sunbirds, they just love this flower!