The First Bloom For 2022

April 8 and this hellebore or Christmas rose earned first bloomer status as it normally does.

hellebore or Christmas rose in bloom in early April
Hellebore or Christmas Rose in early April

Yeah, the foliage is winter-brown and I haven’t trimmed it off to allow the flower to really shine out. But it’s April 8 and my garden flower season has launched here in USDA 4.

Note in warmer zones than mine, the foliage will not look as bedraggled and dead.

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