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Bergenia and Hellebore – both are in bud this early in the season!  The sun was shining yesterday, a warm 45 degrees F (just over 7 degrees C), as compared to a cool 45 degrees when the sun is not out.  Interesting, isn’t it, how the same number of degrees can feel so different to one’s body depending on the sun?

There is also a white-flower hellebore, almost adjacent to this pink-flower one, but its buds are not as developed as these pink ones are.  I will have to keep my eyes open for an example of a white flower opening before its colored counterparts.


Author: susanpots

potter, gardener of flowers and vegies

4 thoughts on “Buds

  1. Is the hellebore also called “the xmas rose” in your country ?

  2. I believe so – I have to admit to being new to knowing the names of my flowers. I learned many in Fine Gardening magazine. Others I tend to name whatever!

  3. The white Hellebore is sometimes called Lenten Rose. Susan, I need to search below the leaves of my hellebores to see if I can find some buds.

  4. So perhaps the pink hellebore could be called Christmas rose, because it blooms early.
    And the white hellebore could also be called Lenten rose, because it blooms later.

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