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HELLEBORE  or Christmas rose

Botanical name: Helleborus niger 751 more words

Waiting for Spring: GBBD, March 2016

Despite some unseasonably warm, spring-like days and an early snow melt, I am still waiting for spring to arrive in my Maine garden. There are some signs of new growth here and there, like on hardy geranium plants, … 209 more words


February 22: Amaryllis

In the language of flowers, today’s Amaryllis signifies “Pride. Timidity. Splendid beauty. Splendor. Pastoral poetry.”

There was much confusion in botanical circles surrounding the winter-flowering, South American bulb commonly called Amaryllis and the South African plant known as Naked Lady or Resurrection Plant. 27 more words

Language Of Flowers

Hippeastrum Happiness: GBBD, February 2016

When I got up this morning, the thermometer on my back deck read -20F (-29C), so it is hardly surprising  that I have no flowers blooming in my garden. 355 more words



Quick Water Colour sketch

The Amaryllis – Hippeastrum on my deck flowered for the first time.  I was given a bulb by a friend 2 or 3 years ago. 31 more words