Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hellebores/ Today's Flowers

Pink and green have replaced grey and brown in the garden on the east side of our garage. The hellebores are up and have begun to blossom!


Although it's cool now, we had some warm weather last week that encouraged the plants' flowering. Hellebores are said to bloom in central Ontario well into June. This is their first year here (I planted them last spring) so we'll see how well they do. I'm quite excited because I think they are beautiful.





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39 comments:

Leora said...

Inspiring beauty! And now I am going to go work on my garden on this glorious day...

Kathy said...

I must agree - absolutely beautiful. I'm not familiar with this species. A type of lily?

B SQUARED said...

Beautiful, indeed!

Leif Hagen said...

Beautiful flower photos! We'll be working out in our yard this afternoon - a lovely day here in Minnesota!

Pam said...

Natures design is divine and your photos are awesome. The colors are so soft and suttle.

Jarart said...

I don't think I have seen this flower and it is a beauty. Nice macro.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous bloom, love the pretty colors!

i beati said...

oh how I wiosh they grew here sandy

Randi said...

What incredible captures! I love Helleborus.

Thanks for your comment...this Camellia survive minus 21°C. But perhaps it´s colder where you live? These new plants come from the US.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! I have never heard of Hellebores; however, that doesn't surprise me. I don't know many flowers by name! It is a pretty flower, and you photographed it well.

Coffeedoff said...

Lovely photos!

Xavi said...

I love your macro captures of Helleborus.
Thanks for your comment.
Have a nice Sunaday.

Denise said...

The photos of your Hellebores are absolutely gorgeous. I hadn't noticed them in our parks before but actually took photos this time when I spotted them a couple of weeks' ago. Not in full bloom like yours though. These are magnificent. Thank you for sharing and have a great week.

Carver said...

I also love helleobores and the variety you have is so beautiful. While yours are beginning to bloom, mine in NC have already finished.

Ebie said...

A beautiful capture, a pretty close up and sure is a great addition to the garden!

msdewberry said...

These are beautiful, especially your second photo!! I love the soft pink in the petals of the flowers.

Naturegirl said...

Oh my an example of Mother Nature's fabulous artistry!Gorgeous images!

cieldequimper said...

Very pretty! There you go, you've got spring at last!

Carolyn Ford said...

Oh...they ARE beautiful! And, what gorgeous captures you got of them...love that macro!

judi said...

Beautiful, delicate, and I really line the shadows.

Carletta said...

Wonderful macro! I so love the pastel colors of the first shot.
So far I'd say they are doing very well for you. :)

vincibene said...

Wonderful flower!

Lindy MacDuff said...

How absolutely beautiful, and great macro shot! Love the colors!

Gunn said...

pretty! :-)

Paulie said...

You are right about its beauty -- I have never seen them before and certainly would not recognize the name. Glad they came up so beautifully on your introductory year.

NatureFootstep said...

it is lovely for sure to see the colors coming back. :)

thisisjustalovesong said...

wow i just love that first photo, i'm sure they look fabulous in your garden.

wncmountainliving said...

We have some pale white ones with a bit of green edge. Lovely in pink tho!

eden said...

They are beautiful, indeed! Great shots. Have a wonderful day

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

EG: That is really a wonderful flower.

LDH said...

What a gorgeous shot! The colors are most beautiful! Nice job!

Rose said...

This is so beautiful, EG.

Judy said...

I am not familiar with hellebores, but these are beautiful! I love the way the sun comes through the petals!

George said...

This is a beautiful flower and a big improvement over grey and brown.

amatamari© said...

Ah, what a fantastic macro: a beauty
delicate and magnificent: brava!!!
:-)

Small City Scenes said...

I am so glad that Spring has finally arrived for you. I like Helleborus too. Our winter has been so mild our H. have been blooming sense January. Unbelievable and they are getting taller and taller. Weird. Yours are very pretty. MB

Willard said...

Stunning flower shots!

tinasphotoblog said...

Really beautiful flowers, great shots! ;)

dot said...

Beautiful shot! I've heard the flowers are much more beautiful in the north but I can't understand why.

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