Saturday, February 25, 2012

Pine Knot Farms Hellebore Fest 2012

Well we arrived about 30 minutes after the festival started, barely a parking space. A lot of the best hellebores had been chosen already. The plan was to get 2 maybe 3, instead we got 7. I'll show you in the next post what we got.

The day was sunny, chilly and extremely windy, so getting good garden photos was a real challenge.

Here are some of the hellebores from the gardens at Pine Knot Farm.
I think this one (above and below) was the show stopper, I found this in a huge garden of of just doubles. The bees my girlswould love this one.


This single (above and below) was in the garden where everyone had to walk by, best location in the garden, hands down best single.

Both of these double hellebores were top on my list.

Above is a portion of the double hellebore bed I just mentioned.





A lovely single deep pink picotee.

 The new ones we purchased I'll post soon, have a look at the hellebore garden blooms in our garden last season. We visited the Pine Knot Farm Hellebore Festival for the first time on March 07, 2010 here is the report, much more doubles this year!
Guess what you still have a chance to go as next week Friday and Saturday in the last days of the festival. Pine Knot Farm is  about 1.5 hours from Durham and Chapel Hill just inside Virginia, everyone we met was from the area where we live.

12 comments:

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Oh I don't know how you can choose which one(s) to buy. They are all so pretty. Love the doubles.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

That sounds like such a fun way to spend the day! With that many choices it would be hard to only choose a couple. I can't wait to see the ones you chose.

Andrea said...

Wow Randy, these are the best hellebores i found in blogs. Now if i might be able to see a temperate climate again, i will try to see a hellebore.

John said...

Wow! I agree that the first one is a showstopper but they are all gorgeous!

Les said...

Hmmm, I am off on Friday. Plans might have to be made.

sweetbay said...

You got great pictures in spite of the wind. I didn't realize the festival was so popular -- sounds like one of Plant Delights' open houses.

I don't know if my comments are landing in the spam box elsewhere, but a couple of bloggers have told me that while they could read my comments they couldn't publish them.

spurge said...

Wow, can I have every single one of those? (and a larger garden too?) :-)

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

What eye candy! This is one of my favorite plants in the garden. Just love the pop of color in an otherwise dull landscape during late winter. I think you did well just to buy 7 plants!

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

How beautiful! I love the ivory colored double flowered, with the freckles. I could get into a LOT of trouble at a Hellebore Fest! ;)

Corner Gardener Sue said...

What beauties, Randy! I'm excited to see what you purchased. I need to go to the next post to see if I have looked at that one yet.

Indie said...

How absolutely gorgeous! I am in love with those white singles tinged with pink!

I so wanted to go to this festival, but with our schedule it was impossible. Maybe next year - it looks so amazing!

Kim and Victoria said...

OK, that's it. I need to get out more!!! And I need some of these!