The grape soda aroma is Texas mountain laurel is my third sign that Spring has sprung! This usually begins happening around Valentine's Day - but we are still waiting. We have fields of this tree at the nursery and I have not seen a bloom yet! Lots of blooms stems but they are waiting. It is blooming farther north in San Antonio and Austin. This makes me wonder if this tree requires a chill period like fruit trees do. What are you observing in your area?
And we can't talk about spring blossoms without mentioning the blooms of the Spanish Dagger (Yucca trecleana). Birds love these waxy petals. I love the pristine whiteness poking out above the sharp blades of the plant.
What is your sign that Spring has indeed arrived?