|Quince buds from spring, in a another year, down in the Piedmont|
Hmm, at least there haven't been any daffodils yet -- they probably need at least a bit of cold before they are triggered to flower. We'll see what (is now calendar) winter brings. Normally I think of winter in the Carolinas of the Southern U.S. from mid-November to late February, since we often have warmer days in February, variable weather in March, and by April, we're solidly into spring, depending on any odd vagaries.
A former colleague, at the botanical garden in the Upstate of SC, was an old-timer, now gone -- in my early years there, he wouldn't plant warm-season bedding plants in the front display gardens until after May 1st. I think those days are probably gone, too (along with planting bedding plants, as well).
The tulips that aren't prechilled, the hours of chilling needed for apples, and peaches -- well, how they fare remains to be seen in the months ahead.