A ^Retired Plastic Surgeon's Notebook

Happy Spring!

Seattle Plastic Surgeon wishes everyone a Happy First Day of Spring.

Hellebores, a.k.a. Lenten Roses love Seattle's wet winter and early spring.

Hellebores, a.k.a. Lenten Roses love Seattle’s wet winter and early spring.

Today is the first day of spring and a storm is heading Seattle’s way.  It is supposed to hit mid-afternoon and bring wind up to 50 m.p.h., rain, sleet and/or snow and even a little thunder.

I made it a point to get out for a first day of Spring walk early this morning before all heaven broke loose.  I took my dog, Stella, to Seattle’s Parson’s Garden which is a teeny, tiny pocket park about a mile from my home.

I was delighted to see so many Hellebores in bloom.  They are my favorite winter perennial.    They bloom during Lent hence their common name Lenten Rose.    They are truly a 3 or even 4 season attraction to a mixed border garden.  Their blooms look great even months after Easter and most varieties have lovely foliage.  They look very delicate but are very hardy.  I’m quite confident that they will survive whatever the storm brings us today.

Thanks for reading.   Dr. Lisa Lynn Sowder


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