Monday, April 1, 2013

Helleborus orientalis

After the winter that wasn't, the North Carolina Piedmont is experiencing the spring that hesitates. Ten days after the equinox, temperatures continue to fluctuate widely, though we seem to be past the point of hard freezes.

The hellebores (Lenten roses) that bloomed so nicely while we had frost on the ground in February (with no real snow, and room temperature excursions surrounding the cold nights) are continuing to put on a show.

Here's a very close look:


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