Thursday, January 31, 2008

Winter Bloom

The garden has remained quite green throughout the dreary but mild winter here. We had a cool start to the winter, causing many dutch people to dream of skating on the canals, but that now seems unlikely. Except for plenty of rain and harsh winds it hasn't been a tough winter at all.

The hellebores in our garden show off with their rare winter blooms, a promise that spring will get here eventually. I managed to squeeze in a few shots before the winds started to howl (gale-force winds predicted over the next day or so).


Gwyn said...

This photo is absolutely beautiful. I've never seen a hellebores before. What a treat to have flowers this time of the year.

Anonymous said...

If you like Hellebores especially those with Green flowers - You have to see the Heronswood Nursery collection which includes Helleborus x hybridus 'Phoenix'. Masses of olive green flowers with a burgundy margin bloom in early March.