Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hellebores/Lenten Roses

Hellebores/Lenten Roses
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Daily Practice

These wonderful, shade-loving plants, are in full bloom at my friend's home. While they come in many colors, she grows mostly whitish/pinkish/purple and some wonderfully dark maroon. These 18"-24" high plants are perennial, deer, pest and drought resistant, heat tolerant and gorgeous! Now if we only had more shade at the Arboretum, we could grow some here! LOL

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! I hope everyone enjoys something GREEN today!

We're off for our first oral history interview this morning. We have a small grant to interview the gardeners in our county to record their stories and photograph their gardens, and hopefully, receive a garden contribution for the Pass-Along Garden we're creating. Should be fun!

Hope your day is terrific!


Teri C said...

WOW, these are just GORGEOUS!!!!!

Happy SPD to you.

Joan said...

Beautiful job on this!!! I love the soft color and the flower center. I wrote down the name of them. I have a hard time finding things that will grow in shade.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! We will be celebrating since it is my husband's birthday. Have a great day!!! The sun is shining here!!!

Lorraine said...

What a beautiful flower and what a beautiful painting Lin! And what an interesting flower -- all those attributes.

Have a fun day.