I love my little Hellebore plants with their delicate blooms of soft greens and purples.
Mum always called them Christmas roses and believe it or not the white ones have been in bloom from October and are still glorious now! So, they were definitely in bloom over Christmas and survived the hard winter!
We have always said, today March 21st, is the first day of Spring and at last my garden is beginning to show signs of it. The crocus are in full bloom, their yellow and purple petals giving a splash of colour in otherwise drab flower beds.
My dainty purple irises have filled the pots beside my back door with a mass of tiny blooms and look wonderful.
My Stellata magnolia has fuzzy little buds and I have one or two red anemones showing too. Amazing, when you think of the hard frosts and snow they all have had to survive. It always reminds me of the line in an assembly song we used to sing ...
Under the blanket of gentle snow, secretly, softly, the green shoots grow.
Do we ever doubt that Spring will follow Winter?
Purple is definitely the colour of the day - these are the cards that I have been making.I know someone who will love the colours - even if she doesn't rate Hellebores!
Have a great week and thanks for calling.