Sunday, March 16, 2014

Hellebores blooming in the garden, big post!

We might get our third ice storm of March, usually we have a nice March. Some of the hellebores got crunched by fallen maple branches, but no plants were destroyed. We did loose two hellebore plants over the winter, Corsican Hellebore(ouch) and a small very dark red plant in the front garden.

We did not buy any new hellebores this year, I dug up and potted 36 baby hellebores for Meg's class and their "Garden Center". We are adding two new Daphnes and a Witch Hazel to the garden, photos below.

The Hellebores featured below, over 30 different ones from our garden and I did not photograph all of them..

 Slightly picotee white double hellebore.
 Picotee double hellebore.

 Swirling Skirts double hellebore!
 The ice likely beat this double up.

Semi double hellebore pinkish white.
Double yellow hellebore, picked this up last year.  Funny last year when I brought this home it had a slightly pink picotee to it. I like it boldly yellow just the same.
Gold Finch, this took like 4 years to bloom in the garden, babies all under it from last years blooms.

 Hard to see, the cold weather affected this one. The white with raspberry edges is hard to see.

 One of my biggest blooming plants I started from a seedling.

 Penny's Pink not quite open yet!
 Pink Frost
 Winter's Song
Honeyhill Joy
 Helleborus Viridus which was collected in the wild in Northern Italy.
Helleborus Liguricus

Now for some other blooming plants in the garden.

 Baby Moon daffodil my favorite daffodil, it is a miniature.
 Daphne alba new to our garden, need to find a big pot to plant it in.
 Witch hazel "Arnold's promise new to the garden needs to be planted.
 Camellai 'Crimson Candles' hit badly by the cold temps this winter. I hope it lives.


Janet QueenofSeaford said...

You have such a wonderful collection of Hellebores, hard to pick out a favorite!

Alison said...

Your Hellebores are beautiful! Thanks for showing them off.

Mel said...

So beautiful, thank you. We're at least a month behind, the first crocus are peaking through the melting snow here.
I planted hellebores years ago, but either voles or moles ate them or the Illinois weather killed them. I haven't had the heart to try again, though they are among my favorites.
Thanks for sharing your Spring with us.

Les said...

I was feeling a little self-congratulatory over my own hellebores, that is until I saw this post.

Karen said...

The variety of hellebores you have are amazing, Randy. You've got a botanical garden there. I hope the ice doesn't hit your area again.

Chris said...

Hi Randy, your blooms are absolutely fabulous. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Larry said...

Randy... every year your selection just gets better and better!!! Exciting stuff!... Larry

tina said...

You have a very nice variety. I just attended a program last night where the speaker recommended Honey Hill.

Dee Nash said...

Those are amazing and lovely. Thank your for sharing!~~Dee

Kim and Victoria said...

That's quite the post, Randy. Totally jealous, here. Gotta ask, the deer don't eat these?

Randy Emmitt said...


If you are ever in our area, I'd be happy to give you some baby plants.

Kim and Victoria,

Deer leave these alone, no problems there.

Serenity Cove said...

Such gorgeous hellebores!!.......very jealous!

Appalachian Lady said...

I said last year I was going to plant hellebores. After seeing your great photos, I regret I did not follow thru!

Kim and Victoria said...

Good to know, Randy. We'll be in the mountains in a few years. So maybe I can plant a few hellebores safely.

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