The girls and I bought several flowers, for the beds in front of the house, a week or so after my appendectomy - so near the end of February. They planted them right away. The petunias look great, the begonias are not liking the sun and are a bit sad but blooming, then there are the snapdragons. These guys haven't died, they just haven't grown much or bloomed at all. Then this week, we got flowers and buds. Pretty cool!