While other plants are fast asleep, these evergreen perennials spring up early to put on a show in your garden.
Photo: Ralph Anderson,
Lenten roses are great as cut flowers. Keep in mind that mature flowers will last longer than newer ones just starting to bloom. Use them alone in small bouquets, or mix them with other flowers. Try floating several blooms in a shallow dish (such as the single blooms pictured), just like you’d float camellias. Or drop a few into a small vase, and put it on your windowsill. However you display them, Lenten roses will lift your spirits on a chilly winter’s day.