Our snowdrops and hellebores made a liar out of me. I was bemoaning the fact that the snowdrops we planted two springs ago did not bloom and that this year looked to be a bust too. But 4 plants managed to survive and up poked their dainty flowers to quake in the breeze.
I also thought the hellebore flowers were all killed by the 2 week cold spell we had about a month ago. The flower buds were appearing but seem to all die and the leaves turned brown and flopped to the ground. Well now that it's warming up, up popped these hellebore flowers. I believe these are H. niger or Christmas rose so why is it blooming now? Hey we'll take anything at this point. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth, eh.