Saturday, February 15, 2014

Bloomday February 2014--Planet Hellebore


 Winter has not been kind in many quarters of blog-dom, and though my climate is relatively mild , the persistant cold temperatures earlier in the season along with drought and a frenzy of renovation related shovel-pruning in fall has left me with  a pretty barren garden.

 The Hellebores are about all I have going this month, and they started late at that . I'm enjoying them even more than usual now that they have become the solitary attraction here.











 Thanks as always to Carol at May Dreams for her hostess-hood of this monthly event for garden bloggers world wide...

17 comments:

  1. I don't have much more than Hellebores for Bloom Day this month too. At least we have them. Next month will be even better! Happy GBBD!

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    1. Yes dammit, next month WILL be better !

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  2. Your hellebores are lovely, and you have a pretty selection of colours so there is still variety.

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    1. I see a genus expansion in my future Marisa !

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  3. Life looks beautiful on Planet Hellebore. I haven't done any exploring on that shady planet beyond the corsican hellebore, which fortunately can take the sun.

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    1. Corsican was my first , back in the day when few nurseries had them. They are cast iron.

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  4. February Bloom Day is typically a bust in my corner of the world and this year is no exception. Even the Hellebores are buried under a foot or two of snow. Maybe next month...

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    1. Hopefully you are in a once-in-a-decade (or longer) snow event. I'm impressed by your fortitude..

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  5. Hellebores will do us just fine this month, they are fab plants for winter cheer :)

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  6. I love hellebores. I grew them successfully in my former garden but they've thus far refused to bloom in my current one. I hope spring gets rolling full-bore up north soon!

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  7. Very nice, not at all a bore! At least you got a little rain. We're still at 1.2" since July 1. :(

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  8. Until today, hellebores were one of the few things I had going on. Today we had temps in the 70's and I came home to camellias opening.

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  9. I'm enjoying all the hellebores on blogs for Bloom Day. It's been a hard winter. Happy Bloom Day. Spring is on the way.

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  10. Your Hellebores are beautiful. I believe they do not grow well in hot climate as mine. Maybe some heat tolerant variety some day.

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  11. Happy GBBD! Your hellebores are magnificent and I'm sure such a welcome pop of color! Cheers

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  12. While you wait for more flowers to come out you can't go wrong with Hellebores. They give you pleasure for weeks. You have some lovely ones.

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