Wordless Wednesday – Winter Rose


Helleborus niger ‘Josef Lemper’


25 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday – Winter Rose

    • Yes, I used to have trouble getting them to survive in Erskineville, even though the garden was under the shade of deciduous trees. The only one that ever seemed to do OK in Sydney was the Corsican Hellebore, H. argutifolius.

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    • The upright ones are just lovely.
      We’ve been having a bit of snow and rain on and off since Sunday…but hopefully tonight will be a decent fall. I hope so, as it has been sooooo cold, so we might as well have something pretty to look at to make up for the chill πŸ™‚


  1. Beautiful, but it seems almost unfair that we have barely shrugged off winter any you’re already seeing signs of spring!
    Maybe the snow will cure that πŸ˜‰ I’m with you in that as long as it’s cold might as well have some decent snow cover!

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  2. I am never quite sure how to respond whenever I am faced with a post titled “Wordless Wednesday” (especially when it’s Friday). We can’t post a wordless response so I guess it will have to be “words” for now till I work out something more appropriate (like silence?! πŸ˜‰ ). You have to love hellebores. They are tough as nails. They come up under the wood pile year after year and no matter how heavy the logs are that lay on top of them they find a way to emerge. Lovely things :). Our spring is coming along nicely. Daffodils and jonquils everywhere and the ash trees are leafing up nicely. Just wondering if this is the new “black” as climate goes as I am quite happy with extended autumns and springs and a decline in the length and scope of summer and winter.

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    • It’s funny – I just put the time to UTC to fit in with the N Hemisphere (or else they’d think I was posting this on a Tuesday)!
      Not sure how the Hellebore is now, we had so much snow overnight that the tree above it has snapped into that garden bed 😦
      It’s definitely still winter here…the last snow from Sunday, Monday and yesterday hadn’t really melted and then we’ve added probably 25cm of powder. It’s very pretty – and cold…BRRRRR!


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