The Lenten Hellebores is so appropriately named for this spring season when it is in full bloom. It’s a delicate plant, its blossoms with translucent petals hanging down playing shy and not showing its lovely face. The plant is growing in my yard in the shade of a rhododendron bush hiding from the sun.
The Christian Lent season prior to Easter celebration is a delightful time when color returns to our area. The camellias, daffodils and hellebores are blooming bringing delight into Whidbey’s wet, wild, and windy wintery days. A time to rejoice!