Although the saffron crocus seems not to have have enough energy to bloom this year, my Bloomeria crocea (Golden Stars) are just hitting their stride. You can see how I handled and identified my bulbs in the post aptly titles, "Bulbs!". Short version: these are in pots after a late season spate of purchases.
On April 2 I could tell they were coming.
On April 4th, it was closer
On April 5th, I got my first bloom.
By April 10th, I had flower power!
The gardener's helper.