02/16/11 - Helleborus
Another shot from my trip to The Garden Hut on Monday. This is a variety of Helleborus. If I'd been smart, I would have taken a picture of the tag showing the variety:-) I have a dark almost black in my yard and a pale pink but not this beautiful darker pink color. So pretty...but it was either the flower or the bird seed, so I got the bird seed. Maybe the flower on another day.
If you want to read more about this plant, here's the Wikipedia link:
Apparently it's native to Europe. Here in the states it's a premium plant:-)
Thanks for your comments on my 'alien' shot from yesterday. I still smile when I look at his 'cute' face. Some could argue that today's shot has an alien type center. Not quite as much as a passion flower.
In case you are wondering, this helleborus was obviously greenhouse grown because the ones in my yard are NOT flowering right now.