My wife planted some bulbs in the garden two years ago. We can't remember for sure but we think they are a Japanese crocus or Iris. This morning while raking some leaves off the garden we found a whole cluster of these lovely blooms. The fish pond is completely thawed and the stream is running! No sign of the koi yet.
For people interested in attracting birds to their yard, the pond, stream and bird baath are great. This spring we collected some bull rushes that are going to seeed. These seeds make wonderful nesting material and look really interesting as well. We tied ours to the deck railing so we could watch the birds come and go. We also have our humming bird feeders up. So far.....no hummers.