I'm going to take a little time off this week as Joe is on spring break, and we have a few things planned. But first, I need to show you this beautiful Lenten Rose that is blooming in my garden. I love the little freckles.
These hellebores are beauties. They come back every year, thrive in the shade and deer hate them. What's not to love. In my garden, the Lenten rose is the first to flower in early spring, around the period of Lent. It's also known as Lenten hellebore or oriental hellebore. They are excellent for bringing early color to the garden and the table.
They are a perennial that grows from 12-18" high, and the blooms usually last about two months.
Varieties include purply black, pure white, slate gray, mossy greens, plum, dusty pink, chartreuse and lavender/blue.
Photo credit (Simon Garbutt)
Enjoy your week! I'll be back real soon. I am joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.