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Monday, February 17, 2014

Blue Macro Monday, Garden Blogger's Bloom Day, February 17, 2014

Welcome to my Monday post.  Today I am linking with-

Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma Wiseman

I Heart Macro hosted by Laura

I'm late but Garden Blogger's Bloom Day still seems open, join Carol to see what's blooming in other gardens at May Dreams Gardens.

Borage, favored by bees and capable of reseeding every year, not currently blooming,

I finally had some time to look around outside and didn't expect to find hellebores blooming because the ones in my front yard only have buds.   These include my old H. niger and orientalis, and my new last year fancy new varieties from Winter Gardens- Winter Moonbeam only showed a few stems lying rootless on the ground,  and Hellebore Gold Collection Pink Beauty and Pink Frost had only a few buds, as did Pink Marble from Skagit Gardens, but in the back Skagit Gardens Winter Jewels Apricot Blush was blooming-

As were Winter Jewels Cherry Blossom-

And the tall purple Royal Heritage-

So, in addition the Hazelnut trees are blooming.    I saw a few little buds so far on the Snowdrops, they were just planted last year so I hope over time they will make nice patches.

The spring countdown is at 31 days, so I hope especially for those on the East Coast, that winter will graciously bow out and allow us to get back to our usual weather.  -Hannah

or cameras are macro

35 comments:

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  2. Your Hellebores are stunning! I bet you were happy to see some of them open.

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    1. Thanks, Alison. I was getting worried when I saw not all the fancy ones I bought last year were even alive now.

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  3. Lovely hellebores! I'm looking forward to spring, too, and seeing some hellebores here as well...once all the snow on top of them melts:) Happy Bloom Day!

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    1. Thanks, I hope you will soon be snow-free, Rose. Last week we were snowed in 4 days, that was very unusual.

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  4. Your post was meant for me! I've been looking for something more colourful in hellebores and you've provided me with a good list. it helps we are both PNW as i was wondering about blue borage as well.

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    1. The other ones I bought last year was so beautiful, in whites and pinks, with outward facing flowers, but they have not returned very well. I will have to see it they improve when they start blooming.

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  5. Nothing I enjoy more than beautiful flowers. All you shared are very pretty.

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    1. Thanks, La Voice. I love Hellebores, my old ones have been very reliable and have self-sown, but are the downward-facing types so I've been happy to find some that face outward. Some have great marbled leaves, too, I hope they will grow again.

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  6. Hello Hannah,

    Like you, the world is waiting for Spring! Thanks for sharing these beautiful blooms.

    Have a Happy Blue Monday!

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    1. Thanks, Sally, thanks for hosting! It begins to feel like spring when something is blooming.;-)

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  7. Happy Blue Monday, Hannah! Gorgeous flowers. Love seeing them up close :)
    Hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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    1. I enjoy your Swedish decor, my MIL was born in Sweden and my husband has some cousins living there.

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  8. Calling by from iheartmacro, lovely captures.

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  9. Such beautiful blooms - always a joy to visit here!

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  10. Ich gratuliere zu diesen schönen Christrosen !
    Schönen Gruß,
    Luis

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    1. Danke, Luis, es ist wunderbar, etwas zu blühen bereits haben.

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  11. Wonderful and beautiful flowers! Beautiful photos!

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    1. Thanks, Leovi, I'm glad something I grow is tough enough to bloom in winter.

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  12. Beautiful, beautiful hellebores!
    Have a great week!
    Lea

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    1. Thanks, Lea, the weather is warming up nicely here.

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  13. Wow. The details you brought out in the flowers are amazing.

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    1. Thanks, Lady Lilith, my new camera is somewhat disappointing, I can't manually focus up close for macros so I just get what the auto focus can do.

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  14. Looks forwards to see bright blue Borage again! Yes, it is time for wonderful Helleborus, but not here...

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    1. The bees really love the Borage, it comes up in too many inconvenient places but is very dependable. I hope your Hellebores bloom soon.

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  15. Beautiful flowers ! I am waiting for spring !

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    1. This has been a hard winter for many, so everyone is probably really anxious for the arrival of spring, I sure am.

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  16. So lovely! I can hardly wait for my hellebores to bloom but that won't be for a long while yet.

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  17. Hi Hannah I have Hellebores in the garden no doubt a tad frazzled by the beating sun we've had. My garden is looking rather heat stressed, so lovely to admire yours! Roll on Spring for you :)
    Wren x

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  20. Your beautiful coloured Hellebores are wonderful! Beautiful pictures, too!
    Spring is coming soon...
    Enjoy a good time:)

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  21. Oh how beautiful! We will have a few warm days here… maybe some trees will decide to open their buds a tiny bit. Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

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