The Winter-flowering Bed

As the name suggests, this bed plants contains plants that flower either in the winter or very early springtime, both woody and herbaceous species.

Christmas roses (Helleborus niger) are some of the first to show their white flowers close to the soil surface; later come other Helleborus species and these, together with their hybrids, are called ‘Easter Bells’ in Danish since their peak flowering period is around Easter.

Crocus, winter-heath, scilla, glory-of-the-snow, grape-hyacinths, and, of course, tulips are also to be found here, where they cover the ground, as if in a woodland, under witch hazel (in various colours), forsythia, Viburnum x bodnantense, winter-jasmine, and early-flowering rhododendrons.

Images from the The Winter-flowering Bed