An informative sampling focused on herbs and tea with an occasional sprinkling of fairy dust and a glimpse into family activities too. The contributions to this blog are the combined efforts of the sisters of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.
At the recent PA Garden Expo in Harrisburg, I spotted this lovely display of new varieties of Hellebores. The Hellebores are often called Christmas Rose or Lenten Roses because they will bloom out of doors in foul weather. Perfectly hardy from Zones 3 through 8, these plants survive well without any kind of protection from the weather. Best to plant them where you want them and not try to move them later. Not related to roses at all but they are members of the large buttercup family. They always yield a wealth of showy blooms that last for weeks. The colors range from pink, through white, brownish purple, some are spotted, striped or edged with contrasting hues. They have a long medical history of being listed as both medicinal AND poisonous. So it is not a herb plant that we use in any way other then enjoying the brave flowers in the garden during the wintry weather.