I was in Toronto last week (on a conference trip for my "real job"), so am way behind on my April gardening to-do list (which will soon be added to my May gardening to-do list!)
Above: tulips are blooming and spireas leafed out in TO.
The perennials here at home seem to be way ahead this year, and yet I am way behind. I still haven't finished pulling off all the winter mulch, and rain barrels are not set up yet. If I was on top of things I would have planted plenty of seeds in the veggie beds already, but because I'm still working on putting brackets in for hoops I haven't done that yet either! Plus, of course, this is a very busy consulting time so I've done more in other people's gardens than I have in my own!
On the bright side, back in my own garden, the honeyberries, striped squill and tulipa tarda are already blooming and several bees have been spotted. My Dad came over and dug out 2 spruce tree stumps from the Adventure Garden, and we've cleaned up the mess from that. My 4-year-old B and I planted sweet pea seeds last night. Small progress is being made.
So in case you're worried because you haven't been able to get much done in the garden yet this spring, don't worry, you're not the only one!