Flower Count – day 7 – hellebore

It’s sometimes called the Winter Rose, but isn’t actually a rose relation.  The flowers really do remind me of the wild rose, but mostly it gets that name because it blooms in winter, some even by Christmas! Typically the Christmas bloomers have boring white flowers that slowly age into interesting light green flowers before setting … Continue reading Flower Count – day 7 – hellebore

Flower Count – day 6 – euphorbia

Euphorbia is a new plant for me.  I dipped my toe in that pool a couple of years ago, but had little success.  Then I began noticing more & different euphorbia in other gardens & those looked great. Deciding I hadn’t tried hard enough, last summer I stuck my whole foot into the euphorbia pool.  I moved … Continue reading Flower Count – day 6 – euphorbia

Flower Count – day 5 – crocus

We can’t get through Victoria’s Flower Count without mentioning the good old snow crocus.  They’re the true harbinger of spring.  In this area they usually start to show themselves by Valentines Day.  This year there were these pastel hints of them at Valentines. I enjoy watching their dance.  If a beam of sunlight hits, they … Continue reading Flower Count – day 5 – crocus