First thanks for all of the sympathy and back patting. It made me feel all better. LOL! Losing the potting bench was not all that bad and forgive my silly sense of humor. I can always build another one someday, or on second thought maybe I better buy one since my building talents do not seem to be very good.
When I spotted my first bud on the “Royal Heritage” hellebore last week I was so excited. I was holding my breath that something would not happen to the bud before it got a chance to bloom.
Then we got two inches of snow and it disappeared from sight.
Well it warmed up and rained all of the snow off so I went out to see if the bud was alright. Lo and behold there it was and all opened up. I was so excited about the new bloom that I went right back into the house and got the camera. I was not going to wait for better light to get a picture of its little drooping head because my luck this week was not up to snuff.
It does not take much to perk this gardener up though and my first Hellebore bloom almost made up for the destroyed potting bench. well almost. LOL!
I have four mixed “Royal Heritage” hellebore plants that were very small when I planted them and this one is the first of them to have bloom so excuse me if I am thrilled about it. Just imagine how excited I would have been if it had been a burgundy colored one or pink even. LOL!
I have one “Pink Lady” that I was hoping to get a bloom from this winter but so far no buds.
I love having a bloom in the garden in the dead of winter and may add more later. There are so many beautiful ones coming out each year.
Do you have Hellebores in your Garden?