The Christmas Rose is the name given to a variety of hellebore that bloom in the dead of winter. The hellebore graced the walkway edges with deep green leaves through out the long cold winters. Though not a Christmas rose hellebore, the sister, Lenten, was a beauty, also.
|Frozen in time: the Christmas rose, Helleborus niger, in the snow. Photograph: Alamy|
the leafless tree
wears a cape of green and white
above its cold roots
© Janice 'petra domina' Adcock
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