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Bowl of heavenly hellebores

Posted on: April 11, 2013

Check out this bowlful of hellebore beauties

Check out this bowlful of hellebore beauties

Hellebores are trendy but we don’t hold that against them.  Notice some of the flowers are doubles.  This photo is from the Hardy Plant Society Display at the Yard Garden and Patio Show.  Many flowers these days now hold their faces up, not nodding down.  This new attribute adds to their winter and spring drama.

Many Hellebore are still blooming strong as of April 10th, so get out to your local nursery and see what’s available.  They can be a bit addictive and you could end up bringing too many home……so make your budget decision before you go is all I can advise.  Also remember there are many Hellebore that like lots of sun, even the shadier varieties do better where they can get at least some morning sun.  Also, here is a link to the coolest Hellebore designer ever, Marietta O’Byrne of Northwest Garden Nursery in Eugene.  She is the guru I have followed for nearly 20 years now.  Go to the link to see how she selects and crosses the many varieties of Hellebore and also see their gallery.  You will be stunned.