I planted some Dutch iris this last fall. I noticed around mid-December that they were up about an inch, now they are up about 4/5 inches, and we just had a couple of days in the low teens. Good to know that this is kind of how they grow, and that they should do ok with this wierd winter. My resurrection Lilies are coming up, of course tulips and daff's are poking out of the ground too, and I noticed my sedum is showing too. This is February in Wisconsin! Very unusual. I noticed the leaf buds on the maples are swelling getting ready to sprount leaves as well. I hope the apples, peaches, and apricots don't bloom too early and get frozen.