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Sunday, January 30, 2011

What's blooming today?

The hellebore seem slow getting started... While the blooms begin appearing in December, they're terribly far and few between...

It's the end of January, and I have some blooms... I certainly appreciate that... I'm impatiently checking all of my patches searching for colour!

This is a nice green one... I know someone that actually wants an entire patch of green blooms... I'd previously felt like there was something wrong when the bloom didn't colour up better... I've gained some perspective on that... It's genetic... You get what you get when you grow stuff from seed...

Here's a sweet plant...

Some people collect miniature daylilies, I suspect that miniature hellebores could well become collectible soon also.



Here's one with red spots...


And a sorta pink one.

I should mention that it was so dry last summer that ALL of my vegetables died....
These guys didn't get a drop of water, and while all the hellebore looked wilted, everybody pulled through like champs! Hellebore make excellent plants for dry shade...

Oh man, there's nobody home...
I am seeing the wrens acting interested in nesting sites... This nest is from last year, but I expect I'll be seeing new ones soon...

 

2 Comments:

Blogger oldwhitelady said...

Do you know how nice it is to see flowers blooming? It's gonna be a while for the blooming to start, here. Those are nice little plants. I should check around and see if I can find some seeds for them.

February 5, 2011 at 11:39 PM  
Blogger Gardens-In-The-Sand said...

You might want to read this hellebore post before looking for seed...

You will do much better purchasing container plants already in bloom. The lenten rose is a very slow growing plant.

February 6, 2011 at 11:30 AM  

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