TYLER, TX (KETK) - — Spring means longer days, warmer temperatures and of course the first bloom of plants and flowers.
But, It is not March 20 yet when the official day of spring is supposed to start.
It is only the second week of February and some plants are already starting to bloom a little too early.
"Spring looks like it's coming on a little early this year," said Owner of Breedlove Nursery & Landscape, Paul Breedlove.
Breedlove tells KETK some flowers,like flowering quince and tulip magnolias, are not supposed to bloom until the end of February and some not until the end of March.
"We usually get a freeze in February but if we don't then yes it will be an unusually early spring," said Breedlove.
Breedlove says Texas did not have a hard freeze until early January and the 60 degree weather has caused some of his flowers to bloom a little earlier than expected.
Overall, he says they have had plenty of cold weather but he is still waiting for that cold snap expected to come in April.
"If that gets below 32 degrees and we got a wide range of plant material with tender growth then there will be some damage,"said Breedlove.
This is nothing out of the ordinary.
Breedlove says he would call this a normal year in terms of blooming.
The warm temperatures and signs of early spring is also attracting more people to the lakes.
Texas Parks & Wildlife tells KETK more people have been boating and enjoying the sunshine.
"We started to see increased boat traffic. We are seeing trees bloom turning green quicker. I think its due to the warm weather," said Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Warden Dustin Dockery.
"I think we've only had a couple days with a hard freeze this winter so it looks like were going to have a pretty early spring this year," said Dockery.