The Yellow Carolina Jasmine is usually the first thing to flower in our yard;most years starting in January. But not this year, it is at least 2 months behind. It grows wild here on anything that stands still for more than a minute. We didn't know that when we first moved here so we went to a nursery and bought plants to go around the pool and mailbox. Then we found it growing everywhere.
We also have Confederate or Star Jasmine as it is also known, but it doesn't bloom until later in the year. The Azaleas are just starting to open and will be spectacular in about a week. Most of our bushes are very small, but we have 2 large ones a neighbor gave us.