By Buffy Calvert
Longing for Spring? The sight of flowers in your (or other people’s) gardens? Treat yourself to an amazing display—Christmas roses in bloom in Jim Andrews’ garden and in mine!
Walk up my sidewalk toward the side door. Just beyond the rhododendrons; a patch of bright white flowers against shiny, green leaves brave the cold, snow and frost to delight your eyes.
At Jim’s on High Street, they bloom next to the back corner of the house.
The formal name of the plant is hellebore. They come in shades from pale pink, mauve or yellow to even black. Plant in the Spring and wait for Winter.
Some of them, flower a little later, hence another name: Lenten rose.
They’re shy, close to the ground. Come see! ~