I still have to clean up some areas of the garden and the roses that are already leafing out well need some of their dead branch tips trimmed off, but I expect when I’m finished fully surveying the garden that I’ll find that I didn’t lose any plants this year. That might be a first!
Lets see … other than only a portion of my tulips in bloom right now (I have early blooming, mid spring blooming and late spring blooming bulbs planted in all my garden beds for an extended Tulip showcase), I also noticed the other day that one of my Hellebores has leafed out and that it’s also flowering:
The Hellebore flowers blend in with the plant. In the photo above you can see at least two rosey pink hellebore flower buds and one flower in bloom to the top right of the photo.
When I purchased this Hellebore a few years ago I’d also bought another species, but I think that one died after a year or two. It might not have been as hardy as this one appears to be. I’m going to have to figure out how to propagate this plant as I’d love to have hellebore’s growing in at least two other areas of my garden. They’re such a pretty spring flower. Poisonous though – so I’ve got to be sure my dog doesn’t go near them.
How did your garden fair after the winter many of us had in Northern provinces, states and countries? Did you find that your garden is more lovely than usual?
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