This is a Hellebore. I should have shot directly into the face, but the ground was covered with water and I did not want to kneel in it!
Isn't the color of this hyacinth lovely? This one (and all the others with copyright symbol) I made into cards (though they aren't posted yet).
And here's one more with red and white tulips. I am hoping the colors come across okay in these pics as I am posting this from my laptop. The lighting is so different than my desktop so when I edit them, I'm not always sure what it will look like when it comes up.
Every year as soon as it gets warm enough I plant pansies in all different colors. Most year they only last a month or two because of our heat, but they are worth it to me. Each blossom is like a small painting by God. Even on the same plant, they can be very different in their coloration. Each one gives me a little thrill! :o)
These are my favorite flowers... my kiddos! Here they are with their science project. They really are excited, thought I couldn't garner a smile for love nor money! lol These are the flowers that will be planted in our planters soon...or maybe in a month. They are also having fun growing sunflowers and they really are incredible. If you sat there long enough you could see them grow, up to 2" in one day! It's a lot of wow factor for the kids. I love science and I want to get them interested in it when they are young like my Grandma H and Aunt Grace did for me.
Thank you Elizabeth Joy for sponsoring this. This has been a blast! And thank you to all the participants. I have enjoyed reading your blogs and seeing your beautiful flowers. Thank you to everyone who voted for D in the last week's art contest. He is so excited to have won!