Here it is, it happened to-day. My first flower blooms in the garden. These are (Crocus vernus) hybrid Crocuses. I am surprised that they even tried to bloom as it is so cold right now for this time of the year. I suspect that they will be fully open to-marrow. I will take this as being open.
By the way the Cultivated Crocuses come from Northern Iran and Turkey, as do Tulips. They were both introduced to Europe during the Crusades.
The lower picture is a grouping of Tulips. These are the Emperor Red, and, (Hemerocallis fluva) or Common Ditch Lilies. Everything here is about 3 cm high so a long way to go. This looks really nice when the tulips bloom as the day lilies will have fantastic leaves by then and the red blooms of the Tulips will make it very impressive