A Lovely Late Winter Surprise
Varying our route from home to studio yesterday, Ula and I found these lovely flowers in each of the tree wells on 11th Street, between Fifth Avenues and University. Popularly known as "Lenten Roses," their timing was perfect. Yesterday was the day after Ash Wednesday, the second day of Lent. The flowers' formal name is Helleborus Orientalis. Every garden should have some. They are serious looking plants, able to contend with winter as they pop up through protective mulch. They are just beautiful in their colors -- varying shades of white, gorgeously subtle greens, and pale pinks. Thanks to the East 11th Street Association for planting them and making a lovely street in New York City even lovelier.
lois- what beautiful flower photos!
2/25/2012 01:47:54 am
2/25/2012 04:28:48 am
And thanks to you, Suzanne, for sending us the flowers!
3/9/2012 01:02:13 am
where can I get some of these (bulbs?) for our tree pit on 22 &8th?
3/9/2012 07:58:45 am
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