You get a lot of bang for your buck with daffodils. They start in March here and are still going strong in April. I planted the original ones from Brecks six years ago, since then I've divided them and they are still doing great.
Growing up I was pretty oblivious about flowers. I knew tulips and roses but that was about it. Driving back and forth to to my college is when I first noticed yellow flowers on the farms I would pass, and I thought, rather vaguely, they must be daffodils. They were! Their bright spots of color still warm up my spring days and bring a smile to my face. Here's some of my daffodils with a few tulips and a ring of small grape hyacinth around the tree. I love being able to look out on them from my front window.