Monday, 5 August 2013

Snowdrops and (winter) roses

Some cheerfulness from my winter garden on what is otherwise a very dull sort of day.


Hellebores, or winter roses, can always be depended upon to pop up their heads when nothing else is willing. 


This is the third winter for these blooms, and each year they are stronger and more abundant. They were purchased from Post Office Farm Nursery


H. x hybridus 'Double Picotee'


 


H. x hybridus 'White spotted'




H. x hybridus 'Primrose yellow spotted'

If I've whetted your appetite for these winter beauties, you can learn a lot more about them in this Gardening Australia interview with Peter Leigh from Post Office Farm.


Or for those not blessed with a green thumb, perhaps this archival botanical print from Australian botanical artist, David Mackay is a more satisfying option!

6 comments:

  1. They are the only things out in my garden too at the moment....apart from the odd early jonquil and cinerarias. They look lovely Ros :)

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  2. They are beautiful Ros... I must get some different varieties...I just have the very plain ones. That double is gorgeous!

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  3. I have an original botanical watercolour of a hellebores! I love them!

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  4. Delightful photos of a flower I've not seen in real life. Am I right in presuming you have creatively used a (Willow) baking tray as your wonderful background??

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  5. Oh my goodness - they are stunningly beautiful. Lucky you!

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