It’s cold and dreary in our part of the world, and we are expecting unpleasant weather again today. I went out yesterday afternoon and collected the only three hellebore blooms that were open, so that I can offer them for this week’s In a Vase on Monday. I am happy, indeed, that the hellebores at last are starting to open. My plants are full of buds; don’t be surprised if you see them again over the next few weeks.
The identity of this hellebore was long lost in our move a decade ago. Last spring I transplanted into pots several seedlings that had sprung up next to the parent. They have taken well and will be planted back into the woods when it gets a bit warmer. It will be fun to see what colors they have.
The vase and base are Waterford crystal.
Please visit Cathy, the host of In a Vase on Monday, at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others are sharing from their gardens this week.