Friday, March 13, 2009

Welcome signs of Spring

I have had my eye on the Lenten Rose (Helleborus) for some time and this past summer planted my first. While it prefers a shady location which I have little of in my gardens, I tucked it beneath a rather large forsythia where I could keep an eye on it from my kitchen window. Now one of the first bloomers in my garden and withstanding the fluctuations in temperatures very well. It is touted as blooming up to 5 months and is resistent to heat, cold, drought and wildlife will leave it alone. Sounds like the perfect specimen!


Queen Bee's Musings said...

I have been looking for signs of spring also this am.
I have thought of planting the lenten rose.
You have reminded me how beautiful they are...thank you.

Ruby said...

Hi, I haven't planted anything yet. I have considered it. I did 'plant' a post at the bottom of the doorstep. Will put an old mailbox on it. My friend gave me a mailbox cover with dachshunds and since I use a LARGE box for postal, I thought a small one at the doorstep would work for pruning shears or neighbor notes! Have a great day