Beauty of the Winter Garden

Our Lenten rose is quite the story. We used to live in an old 1920’s bungalow close to Downtown Atlanta. Around the corner was a really old park that we in the neighborhood helped to clean of debris, trash and weeds. During one of those adventures, we found baby Lenten rose plants growing in the crack of the sidewalk…each with one tiny stalk and 2 tiny leaves.

Lenten Rose Single Bloom

We thought to ourselves “Why not try to transplant these little lovelies? Maybe they’ll grow for us..” Lo and behold! This one surely did!

Lenten Rose in Full Bloom

Now it is the star of our late Winter/Early Spring garden. Color when the rest of the plant world is sleeping.

Lenten Rose in Bloom



About Our Kitchen Inventions

Inspired by travels to Italy, cooking with fresh ingredients, sharing our Kitchen Inventions dinners with friends, and enjoying good wine. Photography and cooking are the main focus for our site. Please stop by Wade's website to enjoy more of his works of photography.
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6 Responses to Beauty of the Winter Garden

  1. They really are pretty, great rescue. I’ve seen them before but never knew what they were called.


  2. Debra Kolkka says:

    We have wild hellebores growing under the trees all over the place here. The flowers are a pale green and appear in late winter.


  3. June Jones says:

    The lenton rose is so beautiful. I think you two have a green thumb after seeing all your plants and herbs last October. Love your website. June & Charlie


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