Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Prunus mume Tohji-bai', Helleborus thibetanus, Hamamelis mollis.... It's still winter, but the warmer weather of the past week has brought some flowers out

I know winter isn't over yet, but it's fun to search out the early flowers.  Helleborus thibetanus, is a Chinese species that has only in recent years been introduced to western gardeners. Though not common in the trade, I expect that condition to change. Ours seed readily and grow rapidly. Unlike the commoner Helleores, it it goes completely dormant, disappearing entirely from the garden in summer returning again in winter.

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