In spite of the late freeze we had earlier this month, our crab apple survived (not so sure about our Star Magnolia and Japanese Maple) and is now in full bloom. I love the rich pink color. It's too bad the blossoms fall off fairly quickly, but with spring comes wind and rain (we're currently under a tornado watch). Our front porch is littered with tiny pink petals (and yellow pollen).
The garden phlox is also in full bloom. Pretty pinks and purples. This is such a lovely ground cover, requiring no attention whatsoever, other than admiration.