It's been an unusually warm 'winter' so far, but I think these plants might all be in flower this time of year even in a normal winter...
|Camellia sasanqua with (I believe) some sort of wasp...|
|This hellebore has attracted some sort of pollinator (I'm guessing it might be a fly, based on the large eyes) and a ladybug. Note the persistent greenish bracts at the bottom of the picture that provide the illusion of flowers over many weeks.|
|OK, this other hellebore has not quite bloomed, but the pink buds and glaucus foliage are so pretty through I thought it deserved to be included in this post. I'll try to post an update in the weeks ahead when these buds open into flowers...|