Neat photos! When I first came here to colder winters, I planted a bunch of stuff only to see them all disappear into the mulch. I thought I had lost it all to the cold freezes. (I come from SoCal.)So the next spring, it was a MIRACLE! I was so delighted to see all my things popping up just like your photos above. Love, love love the look of new daffodil sprouts.
Love the photos! Sedum kamptschaticum looks really interesting.