February 20, 2013
Finally Some Flowers to Photograph
The hellebores in my garden are warming up for their best show ever. 'Pink Tea Cup' (first four photos) started blooming a month ago, in the middle of January.
This plant has a lot more flowers than last year. So many things in life don't get better with age - isn't it nice that plants do?
Here's another view of one of my two 'PTC' hellebores.
I'm waiting for the first ever blooms on my double pink 'Kingston Cardinal' hellebore. Pale pink double 'Cotton Candy' and rose and white 'Peppermint Ice' hellebores will soon be sporting blooms as well.
The leaves of 'Velvet Lips' hellebore look like sea monsters emerging from the ground. Did I mention that last year? Well, that's what I always think when I see them.
'Double Queen' is getting ready to open spotted cream double flowers.
Here are buds on my 'Apricot Blush' hellebore, which happen to be entirely yellow without any apricots or blushing involved.
And finally here's a bud on the double 'Golden Lotus' hellebore. Spring is coming!