Monday, February 15, 2016

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, February 2016

Northeast Mississippi, USA zone 7

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, February 14, 2016

Hellebores, aka Lenten Roses, are dependable bloomers unless they are covered with snow. No snow yet this Winter, but nighttime temperatures are below freezing, and the daytime temperatures are not far above.


If it were not for the Hellebores, I would be completely bereft of blooms, as hungry deer ventured into our yard and ate my pansies!

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, January 29, 2016

I didn't actually see them eating my pansies, but they are definitely the ones eating the sunflower seeds we put out for the birds!

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20 comments:

  1. Your pink hellebores are so pretty, Lea! I don't have any that color, though mine are blooming now too.

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  2. Lea, your Hellebores are lovely. Your visitors are quite beautiful also, so healthy looking.

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  3. This time of year it must be fantastic to live in Zone 7! (I live in Zone 4.)

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  4. I have no doubt those rascals ate your pansies...they love pansies. I have seen them dig up the snow just to get at the pansies below.

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  5. The deer are so cute, but mornings tell you what they have been up to in your yard!

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  6. I'm envious of your ability to grow Hellebores! So lovely!

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  7. Lovely hellebores. I remember when I lived in Prentiss County long ago and put sunflower seeds in a bird feeder, the deer were attracted to the fallen seeds. I would find the ground under the feeder churned up by their hoof prints.

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  8. Deer are a big problem here even in the most urban of areas. We've been relatively fortunate - so far but last year there was one walking right down a street in my urban neighborhood of upstate New York. My garden wouldn't have a chance. Happy GBBD.

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  9. Your Hellebores are lovely. I had planted some last year but cannot find them under all the snow! I know deer can be a nuisance but your deer photos are beautiful. Happy Bloom Day!

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  10. Don't believe the flowers in February!

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  11. Oh my goodness, when we fed birds we worried about the squirrels who could decimate a bird feeder in two minutes -- just one little squirrel -- I can only imagine what two hungry deer would do! Oh, but they are so sweet and soft looking (of course I'm not the one buying the seed, so easy for me to say!). The Hellebores are beautiful -- I only know them from blogs -- I am wondering whether they maybe don't grow in the Pacific Northwest. I had never heard of them before seeing them on somebody's blog.

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    1. See my sidebar for a link to Weeding on the Wild Side. She grows Hellebores in the PNW
      Hope you have a great week!
      Lea

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  12. Thank you for your comment on the primula :-) Your hellebores are wonderful, love these plants.
    Els

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  13. My helebores are under snow. I so enjoy helebores during this time of year when the weather permits. Yours are very pretty. Those pesky deer are probably the culprits. In my garden rabbits are the destructive ones. Bah humbug.

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  14. I love hellebores. Mine have flower buds but they are hidden by the snow. Yours are glorious. As for the deer, rats on long legs.

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  15. Thank goodness for hellebores, right? I also enjoyed your bird feeder post. You should join Project FeederWatch if you haven't already.

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  16. The hellebores are gorgeous. I love the deer, but I hope they won't eat all your flowers.

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  17. I guess it will be a while before we see any blooms...we live in zone 4/

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  18. Can't wait to see flowers here!

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