The Early Cheer and Tazetta type Narcissi are starting to flower and the Hellebores are out as well. It’s amazing that they look so fresh and unblemished when the howling gales and hail have torn half the leaves off the lime trees. The Michelia ‘Bubbles’ is covered with sweet scented flowers which are being torn up as they open so I picked a few buds in the hope they might open indoors. (not yet)
I haven’t had much shade or shelter until recently so most of the hellebores I have are Helleborus x sternii, a very robust Hellebore with tough toothy leaves and lovely bunches of upstanding pale green flowers. It’s not fancy but has grown strongly everywhere I’ve tried it.
There was even one Iceberg Rose left on the bush, a little tattered but here to record that they didn’t really stop this year.
Thanks to Cathy for hosting In a Vase on Monday.
10 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday – Narcissi and Hellebores”
Lovely taste of spring.
How refreshing it is for us to see these spring colours – they seem such a long way away to us in the northern hemisphere… Hope your weather improves soon and that your garden doesn’t see too much in the way of damage
Thanks for the good wishes. It’s amazing how some of the trees cope with wind in particular.
So wonderful to see spring flowers – it’s like we get to reset the clock and go back to the beginning of the growing season to enjoy it all over again!
It is great seeing the opposite season for me, such a good reminder to do things.
Wonderful… I love floating hellebores. They look so delicate.
Thanks, I haven’t tried floating them before and am still not sure how it should be done. I would like to have more different flowers, maybe next year. 🙂
How beautiful. The hellebore is very pretty. I like the simple pale ones best. 🙂