Thursday, April 26, 2007

The hellebores are out

IMG_2400.CR2, originally uploaded by Jane Milliman.

My plants always seem to bloom later than everyone else's. Even the hellebores across the street, which USED to be mine, now bloom before mine, though when they were mine, they bloomed after everyone else's. Or so I remember. This weekend being glorious, I spent it, like everyone with enough luck, in the garden. Laundry be damned, of course. It was mostly just clean up. There is nothing better than poking (or raking) aside the leaf mold to reveal whatever old friend is poking up. Half of the time I've forgotten that plant is even there!


Blackswamp_Girl said...

Those hellebores are a beautiful shade of purple... I've not seen any before with that much of a lavender color in them. They're lovely, even if they are a bit late! :)

Jane M. said...

Isn't that a great color? They're from Barry Glick at Sunshine Farm & Gardens. They're seeding all over the place, too. Can't wait 'til the babies bloom.

Glickster said...

Hey Jane, GREAT image, very unusual color, glad to hear that the plants are doing well.