Here are some flowers in our garden.
Helleborus Niger, showing the first caterpillar of the season.
Hellebores, are resistant to most pests, being toxic to them. Perhaps the flowers are not toxic, or this caterpillar could find nothing else.
Also called the Christmas Rose, this plant was in flower on Christmas Day. ‘Niger’ does not refer to the flower, but to the roots.
Helleborus feotidus. This prolific self seeder has produced row of plants along our graveled drive way. One of the few green flowers.
Daphne (I think)
Primroses, planted last winter, and back in flower.
Helleborus Winter Moonbean.
This cultivar has attractive striking foliage, which I should have photographed also.
Helleborus Eric Smithii
A final hellebore cultivar
A stray early pyracantha flower.
And finally, a couple of hellebores with massive flower buds ready to explode