One thing that's definitely looking good in my garden at the moment is the clematis (Clematis viticella 'Mme Julia Correvon'). I planted it late last summer so it didn't have time to do much then. But this year, it's on a roll.
This is what it looked like on April 6:
But just two months later, it has reached the top of the pergola and is starting to wrap over the top. It has filled out beautifully and is loaded with gorgeous magenta blooms. Now this is progress!