And the silver medal goes to Mahonia bealei for a second place finish in the 'First Blooms of Donald's Garden 2008.' At the moment, there are more buds than blooms but some have opened, thereby qualifying Ms Mahonia for a second place finish.
Who will get the bronze? It's too soon to tell. Will it be Iris or Camellia, or another from out of nowhere? Stay posted to find out!