My Hellebores are in bloom! Also known as Lenten Roses, these and snowdrops are the first flowers I get to feast my eyes on in early spring. I love these so much that two years ago, I planted 30 more plants—they come in a wide range of colors. A single blossom, nestled in a tea cup, will last for over a week.


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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Beautiful flowers for today which would have been my Mama’s 102 birthday. She is the one who gave me a Farmgirl Heart. She wore aprons, grew a garden outside of the kitchen, canned, was a Girl Scout Leader for over 50 years, and could do beautiful handwork and sewing of every kind. She had a big heart, showed kindness to everyone, and loved to see new places. She loved the colors of these flowers shown here in the photo today. These are for you , Mom!

    • MaryJane says:

      Some day you’ll have to tell me more about your Mamma and family. Have you ever watched Finding Your Roots on PBS? I think you’d like it.

      • Winnie Nielsen says:

        I love that show and try and watch it every week when possible. Yes, I would love to share about my Mamma and learn more about yours. From your Ideas book, I think they had a lot in common. It would be a great campfire subject to enjoy!

    • Tiffany says:

      Happy Birthday to your Momma 🙂 Thank you for sharing a piece of her with us.

  2. LOve Lenten roses, so underappreciated and lovely

  3. Sandra Vermes says:

    Finding Your Roots is my favorite show. Have you noticed the opening with the paper tree sculpture? I n
    ever have grown hellebores before, They look lovely!

  4. Bonnie ellis says:

    I am so glad you get to see something so beautiful. Those don’t grow in Minnesota. Enjoy!

  5. Nancy Coughlin says:

    Woke up to an inch of snow this morning! Freezing temps. Nothing green is growing or even poking out of the ground in northern PA. Sigh——–

  6. Bobbi Joseph says:

    I’ve never heard of Lenten Roses. Would they grow in CO?

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