I went outdoors just now to take photos of all the buds, and the lack of flowers in my gardens. And, I lie. There isn't much popping, but there is a lot there.
I found hydrangeas of all types, all still small bushes and therefore hidden behind azaleas and tea laurel. (I'm having trouble turning pictures sideways here, so if these disorient you, it isn't your fault. Blogger has some issues with formatting.) The first one, above, has never bloomed before. I'm not sure if the color will punch it up to be more blue when it finishes opening, or if it will remain more of a light lavender.
This next is an oakleaf hydrangea, then a lace cap. Four types of hydrangeas I'd all but forgotten I owned! I remember thinking that it felt odd to plant them in the depths of the front woodlands, but I also knew they could be tall bushes someday. I'll prune a few other plants to let them shine through next spring.
Between plants are the ground covers purple heart and lamb's ear. I've also put out a coleus that coordinates nicely. Purple, gold and white, up by the sidewalk and hopefully between the driveways. That area needs help still. There is nothing to photograph there yet.