Anyway as you know we visited the Pine Knot Frams Hellebore Festival last Saturday. We picked up some new plants for the garden! In case you want to get some of these Pine Knot Farms Hellebore Festival is still going on the next two Fridays and Saturdays, they have lots of cool plants!
Double hellebores was our goal, but as always I get a little side tracked.
Helleborous Atrorubens X hybridus
Could not pass this one up, they had several of these. This is a species hellebore crossed with hybridus.
Helleborus Liguricus a recently classified new species of Hellebore!
Just liked this one, nice blend of colors in this double.
My first pick when we got there. This is very dark for a double hellebore. We already have a smaller lighter one in the garden.
Every year at the Hellebore Festival they have some Parks drought resistant primrose hybrids grown in Chapel Hill.
Here is a Small Anise Tree, illicium_parviflorum it is called 'Florida Sunshine'. This is fragrant and will make a nice addition to our garden.
We also picked up a Harry Lauder's walking stick, Corylus avellana'Contorta'for the garden, very cool plant. And we got three new cyclamens, two spring bloomers and a fall bloomer too.