I went to my favourite public gardens today to have a look at their Hellebore displays. There were massive clumps of them all around in the herbaceous borders. It’s a bit of a rigmarole getting a decent picture of them as their flowers tend to look down at the ground and you have to get on your hands and knees to look up at them! In fact most of the flowers out today were very close to the ground and I spent a lot of time down there with them this morning.
A chorus line of Hellebores
Growing in ascending order!
Then I had a bit of a crawl around and found these Snowdrops. All the other plants had straight leaves but these seemed to have a bit of a swirl about them
Vibrant colour with these Crocuses
Standing up (eventually) produced these
and the sun filtering through the peeling bark of the Paperbark Maple
When I see scenes like these, for me the countdown to Spring blooms and gorgeous light has started!