March 2017-20 A Trio of Hellebores

This is for JackieR whose iridescent photo of a hellebore https://365project.org/30pics4jackiesdiamond/365/2017-03-18 started a a gardening conversation.

The flower on the right has been fertilised and is developing seed pods. The one on the left is older and the pods are getting quite big like in yours.

If you leave them on the plant to mature, they will split open to reveal shiny black seeds which you can collect or just leave to germinate next winter. Do nothing and you will get lots more!

Like the idea of do nothing!! Another fav!!!
posted March 22nd, 2017  
H.orientalis, I believe. I used to grow these from seed when I lived in NW England. Beautiful flowers and beautiful shot.
posted March 22nd, 2017  
Beautiful
posted March 22nd, 2017  
@30pics4jackiesdiamond @laroque @joansmor
Thanks. I was pleased with it too. BUT my camera developed a serious problem as I finished shooting.
posted March 24th, 2017  
@jqf oh no?!? Buy a new one quickly.
posted March 24th, 2017  
These flowers are gorgeous -- Fav!
posted March 24th, 2017  
Lovely trio.
posted March 24th, 2017  
Gorgeous processing !
posted March 25th, 2017  
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