The Lucky Gardener

The Early Spring Garden, part 1
April 15, 2011, 10:28
Filed under: garden design, hellebore, spring flowers | Tags:

Though delayed by a few weeks of lousy weather, our gardens are abloom with the long-anticipated first color waves. Snow drops and crocus provided short lived but welcomed release from winter’s grip. Now we are fully into the flowering season. Daffodils are bursting all over, but the biggest and best are the Hellebores, – also known as The Lenten Rose, because of their appearance during the time of that holiday. These low growing perennials can easily be overlooked if growing out of view, but when they can be seen, what a show!

Below are 2 pictures of Hellebores in bloom, one close up of the pink flowers. The other showing the growth habit with last year’s leaves surrounding the new blooms.

Hellebore – The Lenten Rose showing flowers over last years foliage

Hellebore - The Lenten Rose showing last years foliage

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