The unique lenton rose flower will poke out of the snow in early spring.
This is a photo blog post showing some images of the two Lenton rose (hellebore) plants growing in my yard. This is a new plant for me to grow, but I love the fact that the flowers form even before all my snow is gone. That is in early to mid April. It’s a pleasant thing to find flowers blooming after a long, cold winter.
The flower is unique and comes in a variety of colors. The light green flower is coveted by brides for their wedding bouquets. Finding green flowers in nature is always a treat, but the light pink and spotted varieties are stunning as well.
This is one plant that I would like to have more of in my garden. This perennial is easy to grow and blooms profusely. As you can see, the leaves are nice and green even after being covered in snow all winter! After the flowering stops, the green leaves continue to grow all summer and add interest to the landscape.
I’ll keep my eyes open for other varieties when I visit the local nursery this year.
Here are some pictures of what is growing in my New England garden this time of year. April is early Spring and planting anything outdoors that is susceptible to frost, in this area, is not advised until at least late May. These are the perennials that are blooming or just beginning to grow.
Did you know that chives will come back each year? I’ve already used some in my cooking, and the clump is looking good already. I need to get parsley soon. That has become one of my favorites for the garden, and it can take the cold.
The peonies and bleeding hearts are sending up shoots and the hostas are just pushing through the ground. The Coral Bells kept many of it’s leaves and new ones are growing from the center.
Not much is happening with my hydrangeas yet, but the macrophyllas seem to be starting with leaves and growth more so than the paniculatas.
I had wanted this to be a slide show, but as usual, I can’t figure out how to make that happen. It seems that even though I use WordPress for most all my blogs, each theme works differently and I can’t see a slide show option for this one.
So enjoy the big photos instead.
I have never grown a helleborus in my yard until this year. I bought two of this type of perennial last fall and put them out front. I was looking for plants that like shade and these were in the shade lovers section at the nursery.
It’s late April as I write this and both the Lenton Rose and Spring Promise (pictured) have numerous flowers. The blooms tend to droop and face downward but the leaves stayed on all winter long! I did have to trim a few of the dead leaves to clean it up, but they do seem to be very hardy.
This one called “Emma” has such pretty flowers and the other one I planted has more greenish blooms. I’m glad I have added these to my landscape. It’s nice to go outside so early in the season up here in New England and see flowers! Not even my tulips have bloomed yet.