Sunday, April 12, 2009

Flowers for Sunita

My friend, Sunita asked about the photo of emerging buds I posted a while ago. Here they are open and beautiful despite enduring a few inches of wet snow. They are Helleborus niger ssp. Macranthus. I have a few clumps of them planted in the garden and, just like my other Hellebores, now that they've had a couple years to settle in they're starting to flower nicely.

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Michigoose said...

Hey shady! I love Helebores and have a ton of them...Niger is cool too. I'm short on the white variety which I think shows up better than the purple (red). I'm going to get some of the white with green spots...today I think since I finished my taxes! (MAJOR UGH!).