Friday, April 11, 2014

First Flower Friday

I know I've been cranky lately, not to mention negative. So I thought I'd end this week with some pictures of the first flowers starting to bloom here. I love the smell of hyacinths; they are probably my favorite early spring flower. As much as I love tulips, I know better than to try growing them here; the deer like them even more than I do.

 Both of these are Hellebores, which are also called Christmas roses, variety unknown.

Helleborus Onyx Odyssey

Helleborus Peppermint Ice

 Pulmonaria (Lungwort) and Hyacinth

 Chiodonoxa Pink Giant

More Hyacinths

Narcissus Ice King and Chiodonoxa Pink Giant


  1. What beautiful flowers! Enjoy them :)

  2. What great pictures! Thanks for sharing them. I had never heard of Helleborus until this week when the Birds & Blooms magazine had them on their facebook post. I just love the Onyx one, it looks so exotic.

  3. thank you! I've been crabby lately too, so these are perfect to cheer me up! love the Hyacinths and daffodils! Hyacinths smell sooooo good!!!!

  4. Pretty! I love daffodils--so cheerful :-)

  5. Sweet! So pretty, and I love the first signs of Spring. :)

  6. Love the pictures - and the flowers! I just said to The Man today that I really do think I have seasonal-affective-disorder, I feel SO MUCH better with sunshine and warm days.