Tuesday, 9 March 2010

'What A Lady'

H IS FOR?



HELLEBORES!

Hail to these heavenly harbingers of spring! Late in opening this year because of the cold weather their arrival is even more welcome. 'Mrs Betty Ranicar' photographed above started to show her colours at the weekend. She is supposed to come almost true from seed but sadly although she is has now had her fifth birthday, she has never set seed for me. Maybe this year!

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30 comments:

  1. They're so pretty! I'm glad they are starting to bloom, even if it's a little late. They look so delicate!

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  2. They are soooo beautiful! I know how happy you must be to see them blooming! Have a lovely week and may you also have some warm weather!

    Sylvia

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  3. So gorgeous! I am super excited about Spring this year. It will be lovely!

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  4. Dear Anna, Yes, this hellebore is an all time favourite - absolutely lovely.

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  5. Anna, she is gorgeous, looking forward to seeing a picture of her when she braves the weather and holds her head up high.

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  6. What a beauty lets hope she does set seed this year.

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  7. I hope she eventually sets seed for you.

    Everything's late this year. A bit of Honesty here; I don't grow any helebores, but that'll change. They produce some of the most beautiful flower colours I've ever seen.

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  8. Hellebores are wonderful, but that Heuchera posted below (courtesy of Linked In) is simply stunning. I love Heucheras anyway, but this one is sublime.

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  9. So many blooms bursting out throuhout blogland - spring has arrived, surely.

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  10. Anna, This is a stunning portrait of Hellebore! Beautiful!! I do hope you have seeds this year. ;>)

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  11. A double that comes true from seed? Yeeehaw! We will look for her. It does take several years for the seeds to show, they need two warm/cold treatments for the seed to germinate.
    Frances

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  12. What a pretty one! I've seen the name but never the flower before. It looks like it must be a double?

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  13. Beautiful and dainty flower. I love her name. Its quite elegant.

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  14. I recognize the name but not the flower - glad to see what they look like. This one is gorgeous. Does it have a wonderful fragrance to match?

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  15. I have never heard of this flower, it is beautiful!

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  16. My hellebore has never set seed either, Anna. Weird, isn't it? And my plant is probably ten years old. Ah the mysteries of the plant world.

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  17. What a beautiful flower, I have to go on to Wiki to find out what it is. Hope you will get seed this year.

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  18. I love helebores but don't have any in my garden. I intend to put that to rights this year.

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  19. They are lovely, aren't they? I don't have any, I don't think my soil is good for them.

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  20. they bring a smile to ones face isnt it :) lovely choice

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  21. Maybe Anna there are not enough pollinating insects about - you might have to pollinate it yourself and see if that helps. I've never heard of that hellebore before but it looks lovely.

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  22. @Mrs Betty Ranicar, wake up little sleepy head!

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  23. Lovely flower, I don't think we have that in our garden. Will plant some,if we still got room.lol

    Happy Thursday!

    hugs

    shakira

    HOPE FOR GREAT LAKES NOW!

    THEME THURSDAY-HATS

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  24. I came by from Grace's....hellebore I don't grow. The idiot that lifted Graces post is well an idiot. Couldn't find where to comment on her/his blog...the profile was vague as well.........thanks for telling her....I adore Grace!

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  25. They are late here, too...Anna...but even more appreciated. She's a beauty...I have a double yellow~Golden Lotus. gail

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  26. I do love hellebores--I just trimmed mine back this morning. I have only one bud at this point, but am hoping for plenty more!

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  27. Anna, beautiful hellebore and mine have never come from seed, but that's okay for Spring is here!

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.