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Friday, February 22, 2008

Winter In My Garden #10 - Hellebores

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I'm still recovering from the flu, there's no food in my kitchen (that I've cooked, anyway), but the sun came out today if just for a little bit, so I went out and snapped some photos. Gotta do something to chase these flu blues away.
This is Hellebore. They usually begin blooming in late January in my garden and, aside from the early-blooming narcissus, are some of the earliest winter blooms that I get. I have a variety of colors of Hellebore, from this greenish-white to a beautiful deep maroon.





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6 comments:

Anna-Flowergardengirl said...

I'm so sorry you have had that nasty flu bug!! It is awful. My grown children had it too and one missed some time at college. He has a lot to make up. I love your pics today. It seems flowers will always cheer you up!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Your pictures are gorgeous ! .. My Helebore is under so much snow it is frightening .. they are tough plants though and I know I will see some flowers eventually !
Everyone seems to get a bug near the end of each season .. and that is not a great thing to battle. BUT .. at least you aren't buried under snow ? LOL
Joy

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Those are wonderful pictures of the hellebores. I hope you feel better soon.

kate smudges said...

Hi Christine,

I wondered where you were. Feel better soon - it's great that your Hellebores are in bloom and can cheer you up!

Anonymous said...

Lovely flowers Christine very delicate looking but quite hardy in nature, mine seems to blooming well this year too.
Anne

thebench said...

Those are some beautiful pictures. Check out Heronswood Nursery, they have a huge selection of Hellebores I’m sure you'll love.