We had some sunshine and a bit of warmth this past week . . . just enough to move my hellebores to the brink of blooming.
This one will pop open next week, I'm guessing.
And this one? It's a newer plant; I put it in just last year. Still rather small; not so many buds. But beautiful! I can't wait to see it pop.
And here is my oldest hellebores plant. I've had it for nearly 10 years now. It has been a faithful bloomer -- and has actually spawned several "baby hellebores" that are now transferred to various spots in my garden. (Best kind of plant to have, in my opinion. Hard working, beautiful blooms, and self-propagation!)
It tends to be way ahead of some of my newer hellebores varieties.
We're expecting some decidedly COLD temperatures over the weekend. But these hellebores just don't care! They're early spring-blooming plants --- and they don't mind cold OR snow. They bring such joy as the garden is just coming alive again.
Have a beautiful weekend!