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Hellebore

2011.01.24
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During these last few weeks of grey cold and wet weather I have been craving some colour for our garden. So we bought 2 pots of hellebore which are flowering.
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I plan to plant them out in the back garden in a few days. They are supposed to be frost resistant but I thought I'd wait just in case we get another cold snap.
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I looked them up and they were once used in witchcraft and the black variety are supposed to be poisonous.
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There is a suggestion that Alexander the Great's death at 32 was caused by him taking an overdose of medication containing hellebore.
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23 Comments
imrepapa Beautiful, many thanks for sharing!
imrepapa · 2011-01-26: 10:38
trippindelight These are really lovely, just the thing to brighten a bleak winter world..I thank you for sharing too!
trippindelight · 2011-01-26: 10:43
joycephotography Lovely.........
joycephotography · 2011-01-26: 10:51
Manusan Pretty flowers and photos. I almost can smell them from here.
Manusan · 2011-01-26: 10:55
atszabo These are very nice!
atszabo · 2011-01-26: 10:55
borogovoi oh...so beautiful...!!!
borogovoi · 2011-01-26: 11:26
revenant That and the fact that he was a pissant. I never knew hellebore (read up on your Robert Graves for it also does...) had such pretty flowers.
revenant · 2011-01-26: 11:33
MoMac I've one outside too it has a pink touch to it though.
Very nice. , they are pretty flowers.
MoMac · 2011-01-26: 11:46
SunFlower1990 Beautiful!!!
SunFlower1990 · 2011-01-26: 12:34
mystic1 Wow thats a beautiful flower, yea I know full well about the cloudy rainy skies too, but I had a reprive for a few days
mystic1 · 2011-01-26: 12:35
Wasichseh They are beautiful! I know them as "Christrose".
Wasichseh · 2011-01-26: 13:52
helys So pretty and romantic :))
helys · 2011-01-26: 14:10
cariad So very pretty..hope the cats dont eat them or they may get poorly!!!
cariad · 2011-01-26: 14:40
UNCLE DODO Interesting flowers
UNCLE DODO · 2011-01-26: 16:21
SADHYA Lovely to have these. With luck they should in future years flower at Christmas - hence Christmas Rose. I have several Hellebores in my garden, but not a white one. Most of mine are rather dark - lovely when the sun shines through the petals. They really are frost hardy, and at the moment the stem buds are about three inches long and the buds starting to unfold. (Pictures to come quite soon)
SADHYA · 2011-01-26: 16:49
finbarr Beautiful shots !!!
finbarr · 2011-01-26: 16:52
girafferacing Beautiful set - so lovely to see some flowers in the winter :-)
girafferacing · 2011-01-26: 17:29
danrav Wow Lynda! Beautiful macros! Great colors.
danrav · 2011-01-26: 19:04
RayNvb Beautiful shots! Spring must arrive at your place really early!
RayNvb · 2011-01-26: 23:42
rebelles Nice..;P
rebelles · 2011-01-27: 12:06
Kozuka Beautiful!!
Kozuka · 2011-01-28: 00:16
wildduck Wonderful!
wildduck · 2011-01-30: 06:47
pickledherring They are so lovely
pickledherring · 2011-02-15: 01:17
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