This is February 4, so these were coming up before January was over. My irises are up too but not ready to bloom. This is the earliest I've EVER seen buttercups, or what some call 'March Flowers' blooming! We have had an incredibly mild winter so far. My heat bills have been the lowest since I've lived here. But when that happens the power company just raises the rates in the spring. LOL. That is a trumpet vine that is twining all around the buttercups. It's wild, but really pretty when it's in full bloom.