Okay, I know I am a garden geek, but can I just tell you how elated I am today? I am so excited to share with you that I was very lucky to find these newly introduced Hellebore’s! I found them at a local nursery called “My Garden” in Mill Creek Washington…I love going to this nursery in particular, because they usually have plant varieties that I don’t normally find unless I am willing to order via mail.
I’ve been looking forward to introducing some new hellebore plants to my landscape. I currently only have a few common varieties in my garden…but I must say, Hellebore are some of my most favorite plants that I own. Mostly because they provide some of the first blooms after the dreary winter months. These plants are not fussy…very easy to grow and I can enjoy as a great evergreen filler during most of the year here in the Northwest. Here is what my hellebores currently look like in the front walkway. The blooms should appear within the next week I presume!
Below is a photo of my new hellebores, yes, fifteen of them! Because these new hellebore have been growing in a green house nursery, I cannot plant them outdoors just yet – so they are enjoying living in my bathroom for now. I doubt that I will see blooms on them this first year, but next year I will be in hellebore blooming heaven!
I have begun just a little clean up in the garden beds over the past week. I focused on the front walkway and the patio areas. Cutting back leftover hydrangea blooms from last year (down to the first sign if growth); Sniped rose branches to about 24" high; Scooped up dead/soggy leaves from lungwort, hostas & other low growing perennials'. I also snapped off any dead wood from astilbe and peonies from last season as well. Bulbs are popping up everywhere & I even saw hostas, bleeding hearts & peonies beginning to show - so I had to be careful where I stepped! Excited to see a little color beginning to appear!