Ok, I know I'm obsessing a bit about these flowers, but I just had to show you some more hellebores. Look! I've made a discovery - a new pale pink one in our garden. I was very happy to find this beauty!
Here's another really pale one that's gone to seed. I love the mix of pink and green in the petals, and their translucency.
This round-petalled white one has gorgeous mauve speckles at its centre.
With their clearly-defined edges, the pale ones remind me of fine bone china.
I also discovered this pointy-petalled bloom which looks like a star.
This one is at the opposite end of the colour-spectrum to the pale one, and is a dark, dramatic plum.
Don't they contrast well with each other?
And here is a totally gratuitous photo of lots - I couldn't resist.
Finally, a bowl of hellebores with my purple tulips - I think they go quite well together. At the risk of being a helle-bore (see what I did there?) I shall show you my needlefelted and crocheted ones in another post (about something different).
See you soon x