Saturday, August 6, 2011
These beautiful Hellebores are growing in our garden and always delight me with their fragile beauty.
The flowers are easy to miss as they bow their pretty heads and this means that they are not a good cut flower either but they are real treasures in the garden.
They usually drop a lot of seeds and so each year there are more to enjoy.
The colours are very delicate and the petals are like paper so they give the impression that they are painted.
Thanks for the comments on my eaucalptus flowers.
I was surprised to learn that some of you were unaware of these amazing flowers. I will look in some of my books for projects that feature them. The flowers vary from white, through yellows, oranges, pinks and reds. Some are tiny and almost invisible while others are bright and showy.
The trees offer nectar & shelter for birds and often provide homes for small animals, such as possums as well.
In addition they brighten up our landscape.