“It is said there are flowers that bloom
only once in a hundred years.
Why should there not be some
that bloom once in a thousand,
in ten thousand years?
Perhaps we never know about them
simply because this “once in a thousand years”
has come today.”
The Helleborus ‘Snow Fever,’ which we planted earlier this winter, have come into bloom. We’ve been watching their progress daily. We’ve marveled at the delicate new growth emerging from the center of its lovely white splattered leaves, wondering at the flowers yet to emerge.
Here is the first of the opening blossoms. Its new leaves, behind the buds, are creamy white with the most delicate edging of red. This unusually elegant Helleborus has been worth the wait.