The Spring equinox (otherwise known as the first day of Spring) is today, March 20 and finds us with Perennial Flowering Stationery: Lenten Rose Botanical Note Card. Apparently, the Lenten Rose only blooms during the Lenten season!
Within my post, I’m including an excerpt from Birds & Blooms magazine about the Lenten Rose. Some of my Pen Pals really love gardening!
Looking at the perennial flowering plant Lenten Rose reminds me of a buttercup plant. Last week was the first time to learn of their existence and getting to see one. It was at a Lenten Lunch being presented as a Thank you to the guest Speaker.
Lenten Rose Botanical Note Card by BarbeyBotanicals
Just “up the road” (about 350 miles from here near the beach) is Brevard, North Carolina in the mountains. The Etsy Shop BarbeyBotanicals Botanical Fine Art Prints and Cards include free shipping to the US for their Lenten Rose Botanical Note Card for $3.75 each and measures 4.25 inches x 5.5 inches.
“This beautiful card showcases a print of my original colored pencil illustration. It depicts a Hellebore plant, also known as Lenten Rose, that is in my garden. On the back of the card you will find a little story about the inspiration for the illustration.
This is for one individually packaged card. It comes packaged in a clear protective sleeve and is tied with a pretty coordinating ribbon & bow. (Ribbon may vary.) The card is blank inside for your own special message…”
Birds & Blooms Magazine Article on Lenten Rose
If you are a gardening enthusiast (or like the rest of us who think about gardening!) the below from Birds & Blooms is helpful information.
“The Lenten Rose Helleborus orientalis, is a hardy perennial with evergreen leaves and long lasting blossoms that can begin to bloom in late January in the more temperate zones of 6 and 7 or about March in colder ones such of 3 to 5. The blooms literally last a couple of months, a rare thing in any garden plant to be sure. Another thing great this is that the Hellebore’s range of hardiness so many of us gardeners in the west can grow it. It is a poisonous plant which makes it a bonus because the deer are not going to graze on it. It enjoys bright shade like on the edge of a woodland but can also be grown in the garden on the east side of a house where it is protected from hot afternoon sun.”
As we wrap up, I’m continuing to strive to write Lenten Letters daily expressing my gratitude. The note card we are seeing today is just perfect and I’m looking forward to placing my order and its arrival! If the discovery of the Lenten Rose is new for you as well, I hope you’ll consider adding one to your garden!
P.S. The AnchoredScraps daily blog post countdown to 1500 continues with today being #1484!
Attribution & Thank you to the following who I am referencing today
BarbeyBotanicals Etsy Shop, images, excerpt
AnchoredScraps Lenten Postcard Pack & Expressing Daily Gratitude Writing Lenten Letters 2019 3-06-2019