Saturday, 21 March 2009

Hellebore On Earth

These Hellebores, or Christmas Roses, are still flowering even though spring has begun. I don't know if they are late due to the cold weather we had in February or if they are supposed to flower in March! You normally see them in white but other colours, like this pink one, are now quite common. They certainly add to the springy feeling that is in the air. At last!
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10 comments:

Virginia said...

I featured these a few weeks ago and they were my header as well. We call them Lenten Roses. Gorgeous and such a welcom sight .

brian said...

they're certainly pretty and colorful! i love springtime!

Ming the Merciless said...

No blooms here yet. We had snow this (Friday) morning.

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

They do flower at this time of year and i absolutely adore them! Great photo

D.C. Confidential / Janet Kincaid said...

Glad to see spring has sprung in your part of the world.

Jackie said...

Am I the only one to spot that TERRIBLE pun!!! Fortunately though you redeemed yourself by showing a stunning photo. I wish my plant close-ups were ever this good.

Mo said...

I love these flowers. Especially the green ones

Dusty Lens said...

Pretty as a rose! nothing in bloom here, everything is that dull dead look. We still have mounds of ugly grayish snow.

Kate said...

In cold climes, anything that looks like spring is definitely welcomed.

Babooshka said...

Had no idea what these were. Great pun aswell as image.

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