Today I trimmed grass from around the row of hedge plants along the western edge of the savanna. I think most of them survived; certainly a couple of the red-twig dogwoods have. Some look dead, but may be dormant.
Many of my spring flowers are already showing sprouts. The earliest -- some snow crocus and snowbells -- were up in January. Now I can see those, grape hyacinths, iris, and naked ladies. Also there was a fully active housefly on the birdfeeder when I went out to feed the birds. 0_o The mild winter will mean a buggy, weedy summer.