Thekla’s winter-blooming Hellebore – January ’17

It’s lovely outside with all of the new snow from Tuesday’s Winter Storm Stella. In mid-March many of us are longing for spring. It will come soon – we’ve had tastes of it throughout the winter – from early-blooming hellebores or Christmas rose in a member’s yard, to witch hazel in another, and snow-drops in many gardens.

Ellen’s Hellebore (Sunshine Ruffles) – April ’16

Mother Nature has played a cruel trick on us, with magnolias’ fat buds swelling, crocuses about to bloom, daffodil leaves spiking through the garden dirt, spring-blooming hellebores almost ready to open in full flower, and many other promises of the start to a new garden season. Now, the hellebores, along with everything else, are covered in many inches of snow.

Soon, the snow will melt, and we will enjoy seeing the spring flowers put on their yearly show.

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