Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hellebore Season

Do you grow hellebores in your garden?  Such a great plant.  This one, growing in a Springfield garden, is named Pine Knot, but there are hundreds of varieties out there.

Even in the most bitter February cold, you can usually find the sweetest little clump of green under the leaves and snow.   And now we're in the bloom season, which can last on into April and May depending on the temps. 
After the blooms are gone, you have an interesting green plant for the summer garden bed.  The deep-lobed leaves make great cut foliages for your summer bouquets or try just one leaf in a vase for a little touch  of  natural drama.
And   in case you need any more reasons to fall in love with hellebores--here's a couple more things:  The deer don't like them--yay!   And slugs don't like them--double yay! 
If you want to find out more about them, check out hellebores.org for lots of info and beautiful hellebore pictures! 
Great weather forecast for this week at The Farm . . . Sunshine . . .  Seventy-degree temps.  Come out to see us when you can!

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