" To plant trees is to give body and life to one's dreams of a better world " Russell Page

Monday, January 2, 2012

Winter Roses

Few plants can claim such a massive interest over the past years as the Winter or Christmas Rose - Helleborus in all it's varieties. From allmost ignored wild beauty it has gained a diva status among our beloved plants.
Though I tend to be a bit sceptical about fashionable plants ( alas sadly enough it happens a lot with dog races as well ) I must admit that the rediscovery of the Winter Rose as a garden plant is one of the most welcome.

Besides it's absolute grace it is one of the very few plants which brave the cold and the snow - announcing us the ever returning miracle of spring! To all garden lovers it reminds that the renaissance of blooms is to come, and that underneath the snow blanket, nature is at work - as busy as ever, it just takes a keener eye to discover it!

for all who want to know more:


  1. Imi place ! Sa vedem, cind o sa comand si asa ceva ... e si asta un vis. Pina una alta, daca vad in padure, imi aduc o tufa in gradina.

  2. Thanks for your comment! Is nice discovering such a beautiful and interesting blog about flowers :)

  3. Ciemierniki ( tak je u nas nazywamy) są ślicznymi i wdzięcznymi kwiatami.Nawet, jak przekwitną, to są ciekawe. Mam je w swoim ogródku. Życzę dobrego 2012 roku i pozdrawiam.

    Ciemierniki (as we call them with us) are pretty and grateful flowers. Even as there are no flowers, they are interesting. I have them in your garden. I wish you a happy 2012 and greet.

  4. Christmas Roses are wonderful plants and well worth the rediscovery. I am not sure if I can grow them here in Southern California where I garden, but I certainly would love to. The pictures of the old drawings of Christmas Roses that you added to your post are wonderful, especially the second.

  5. Jeg kom lige forbi.
    Gode billeder.
    Hvor er din Julerose smuk. Så mange blomster. Min har KUN 2 små blomster.
    Tak for kigget.