March 22, 2016

At the Lenten Rose Café...

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... from Meade, just now, in the garden.

15 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Holy Week is the best week of them all.

sydney said...

Media seems kind of quiet about the Belgian attacks. But I am not listening to radio or watching television, just monitoring the internets.

fivewheels said...

"Ann Althouse has been blogging since January 14, 2004, and her blog has been called “Althouse” since January 15, 2004."

What was it called the first day?

Will Cate said...

"... For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?"

Marc Puckett said...

Two Sundays ago, rose vestments were permitted in the Roman Church in place of the usual Lenten violet; Laetare, it's called (from the first word of the introit). I'd never heard the term 'Lenten rose'-- 'Christmas roses', yes. Helleborus. It was formerly the custom for the popes to present a golden rose as a gift to Catholic sovereigns &c on Laetare Sunday, and in a process peculiar to history somehow that custom and the rose vestments custom are all entangled together.

Yes indeed: a blessed and peaceful Holy Week to all!

Ignorance is Bliss said...

traditionalguy said...

Holy Week is the best week of them all.

I don't know. I think Shark Week claims that title. But Holy Week is a pretty respectable second.

Sofa King said...

They had potted helleborus for $15 at the metro market. A pretty good deal, I bought 3.

LCpl Predator said...

The Lenten Roses are one of my favorite perennials in my garden. The blooms last for weeks, and I noticed the honey bees visiting them in my NCentral IL garden yesterday. Your Siberian Squill are probably blooming as well. I remember you posting a picture last year saying that you hadn't planted it. They're such multipliers, and I'm hoping to have a carpet of them under my oak tree.

khesanh0802 said...

Meade Are you going to get the snow? You'll need to put a tent over the pretty flowers.

MadisonMan said...

We've had a white helleborus blooming for 2 weeks now. The pink one in the garden looks pretty threadbare, and probably won't produce a blossom. Not sure what's up with it.

Ann Althouse said...

"What was it called the first day?"

It's easy to find the answer in the archive. (Listed in the sidebar.) But the answer is: Marginalia.

Birches said...

Anyone else notice the terrorist masterminds are not bearded anymore??

fivewheels said...

Ah, I think that's been mentioned before, but I forgot. It's funny, I never even glance at the sidebar. I also forgot there was a blogroll there. Do people still click on those, I wonder?

Meade said...

@khesanh0802, we're looking for 1-3 inches. No need to cover the Hellebores — they're tough.

@MadisonMan, I'm going to guess rabbits. Or raccoons.

MadisonMan said...

@Meade -- we had a horrible slug problem in that part of the garden last year, so that would be my first guess. Rabbits around my house are mostly a back-yard thing. Raccoons are possible. They are always emerging from the sewers near me at night.