Garden Report From New Jersey

Lenten rose. Blooming up north in Jersey. PG photo. Eileen's garden in Ocean Grove, NJ.

Due to unusually warm weather up here, we got home last week to find all sorts of flowers blooming early.  One species which always blooms in March is the “Lenten rose,” which is a member of the Hellebores family. Despite its nickname, it is not a member of the Rose family . There are 20 species, and they originated in Europe. Don’t eat them; some are poisonous. They are appearing in our garden now along with the daffodils.  What did you discover when you got home?