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Winter flower

In the garden 31st January 2013. A Hellebore unless The friend who gave it to me was wrong!

Winter flower

In the garden 31st January 2013. A Hellebore unless The friend who gave it to me was wrong!

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Feb 2013, 00:55
Its a weed, Bill...your friend has a wonderful sense of humour...
Bill Phillips: A weed is any plant growing where it isn't wanted. I don't have any weeds in my garden. If it can grow it can stay
Lovely study, Bill - the raindrops make it! How nice to have flowers in January!
Bill Phillips: It is a winter flowering plant that likes the shade.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Feb 2013, 07:50
That is what I think it is too
Bill Phillips: That's good enough for me
Most definitely Hellebore. We have a whole range of them ... One of my favourite plants inspite their leaves going rather untidy later in the year. The purple ones are wonderful. This might be the one they call Christmas Rose but I can't be sure.
Bill Phillips: I think i will get some more as they are rather attractive
Lovely shot Bill. It looks as though it is bowing it's lovely flowers in modesty.
Bill Phillips: They are a nice flower. I think i will plant some more
You could of took the bread out of the bush before you took the shot.
Bill Phillips: couldn't be bothered
Of course it is hellebore, but the picture is terrible Bill.
Bill Phillips: It is indeed Juan Carlos. A quick snap taken on a wet day
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Feb 2013, 10:56
They are all hanging their heads; perhaps they will look up when the sun/if the sun shines.
Bill Phillips: I think they don't like the sun much
Keeping their heads down and who can blame them. A welcome sight in the winter garden Bill
Bill Phillips: Itis indeed and I think I'm going to plant more of them
I'm useless with plant names and species but it is a nice plant, I see it feeds itself on Brown Bread.
Bill Phillips: Cheaper than miraclr gro Brian
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Feb 2013, 16:26
One of my winter favourites, one of these days I will get one for the garden smile
Bill Phillips: Some very good friends gave us this one and it is getting established now
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Feb 2013, 18:18
Yes, it is the Christmas Rose, and there is also a fine legend about it. A wonderful, rainfresh looking photo, only the piece of bread you might have thrown away is a bit disturbing (only joking)!
Bill Phillips: I hadn't intended to post this or I would have cleaned it up!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Feb 2013, 18:23
"One of the many legends around Christmas rose tells a story of a country girl named Madelon. She visits the Christ child in Betlehem, but is sad for not having a gift to bring him. An angel that sees her sadness, brings her outside and touches the ground. The first Christmas rose arises on the spot touched by the angel. Madelon now has a gift to bring."
Bill Phillips: What a charming story Philine
Definitely Hellebore Bill! Fine capture.
Bill Phillips: Yes I am convinced it is Richard.smile
  • Frances
  • United States
  • 3 Feb 2013, 21:02
A great shot here Bill. Wonderful plant.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Frances
Breadfruit?
Bill Phillips: Crumbs you spotted it!
Must be a tough flower...
Bill Phillips: We breed 'em tough over here Larry

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