Thursday, 12 June 2008

Heavenly hellebores




The shy Helleborus, a flower I normally associate with winter (hence the common name Christmas Rose), looking quite splendid in early June (after being coaxed to look skywards). I have 2 hellebores in my garden, neither of which has ever produced much flower, but I think next year may be different as the changes in the garden have produced a healthy looking flush of growth this year. Keeping my fingers crossed. As far as I know they are the kind with yellowy green flowers. I'd love to have some of these darker ones that were growing at Malleny Gardens. Below, it looks even lovelier with light from the weak evening sun shining through it's leaves...



See my garden in detail here.

7 comments:

jill said...

god that's beautiful! I've never seen one before!

andrea tachezy said...

Wonderful Cally, I haven´t seen this flower. The colours combination is brilliant.

mansuetude said...

i am right with Andrea.
Never seen a such a one as such as beautiful as these.

hope you r well, and smiling.

A Fanciful twist said...

Those incredible clours!!!! So perfect!! xoxoxo

Mrs.French said...

Oh my! I have never seen a Helleborus before. Simply gorgeous...I am so happy I stumbled upon your blog.

hrsj said...

Oh your hellebores are stunning cally! I'm happy to see you, I've been missing you and that's my own fault!

Amy said...

The colours and textures are so lovely! How have you been, dear Cally? Things have been pretty hectic (what's new, really? ;) but I'm now finding some time to sit back and visit some old friends again.

Hope you are well!

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