There is only one special flower blooming in my garden today. Well, almost flowering. I am really excited to see the bud about to burst. It may even be blooming on March bloom day too because, by all accounts, it is long blooming. Helleborus X hybridus ' Blue Lady' was a new addition to my garden last spring. I planted it under the yaupon holly tree, where it receives filtered sunlight and is protected from our harsh summer sun. It was not in flower when I bought it so I had to wait until now to see the flower. Northern gardeners must know this plant well, as I did growing up in England. We called it the Lenten rose and it often appeared on Christmas cards in its white form. Deer are supposed to avoid the plant but I'm not even going to give them the chance to have a nibble. I think I'll look for more, although I picked this one up in Dallas.
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