Hellebore

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While local garden centers are filled with pretty displays of spring bulbs and primroses I’m starting to worry about the mostly dormant state of my own yard.  Plants that usually bud and flower in early February show no signs of growth and my weeds are the only green things that look truly happy but this one brave hellebore is giving me hope for a brighter season to come.

Taken with my iPhone 7+ and edited in Snapseed and VSCO.

For more examples of mobile macro photography please enjoy Sally’s latest post over at Lens and Pens by Sally.

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38 thoughts on “Hellebore

  1. Nice! I think with all the rain, at least in California, many bulbs and flowers will be blooming late this year. I’ve seen this before. The weeds are definitely going crazy this year.

      1. I’m glad I kept the lawn alive throughout the drought, otherwise it would be a mud bog for Maggie & Sally. Quite squishy when I walk through the grass.

      1. and I miss interacting with you! I am not a big twitter person… wish I was – but can never find my groove – but the thing I miss about it – well it is you and a few others….

      2. I’ll admit to spending way too much time on Twitter but I’ve also missed everyone here. I’m trying to be more present here this year so we should “see” more of each other soon!

  2. Hellebores are always surprising to me, the way they bloom in late winter. I have a plant that is starting to bloom, but the flowers are small and pale yellow. I want to look for something more showy, hellebores come in so many varieties and colors…

  3. The torrential rain has just exposed that fact that my hellebores got flattened under last week’s heavy snowfall in Vancouver. A few sad-looking buds – maybe spring will arrive next week? Lucky you to find even one and such a gorgeous example too!

  4. Lisa, that capture inspires. Well done. I’ll have to check my plants, because many spring early bloomers are peaking out, and that usually happens next month. Have you had a colder winter? In many ways it’s better late than early, because I worry about the fruit trees in early bloom, and than a hard frost hits.

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