I planted these several years ago, when I used to have time to plant things. I first saw hellebores in a magazine and couldn’t believe my luck when I found a SoCal variety at a local nursery. I also couldn’t believe my luck when they survived the post-child-bearing neglect that was sadly, the doom of many other garden friends. This year, no thanks to me, they are blooming like crazy and I brought some inside. They make me happy and want to paint and keep the counter clean.

P.S. If these images are putting you in a spring mood, check out my guest post at Happenstance today for further springing. I’m so honored to be a guest!