My hellebores bloom in the snow

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Finally, some snow to make the yard look pristine. 12/26 and the Hellebores by the back door are poking their dainty pink heads above the snow. It’s always fun when someone pulls into the drive not familiar with ‘Christmas’ or ‘Lenten’ roses. It can be 30 degrees and a foot of snow on the ground and I can pick a bouquet to share. I have two varieties given by an older friend years ago and plan on increasing the repertoire with some of the ‘Lady’ series in the coming year. These come in deep purple, white, pink, spotted and red. All this wonderful perennial asks is sun or shade in a well-drained bed punched full of humus rich compost. Happy Holidays from ‘just south of the Canadian border’!

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What differentiates a bulb from a perennial plant is that the nourishment for the flower is stored within the bulb itself.…There is something miraculous about the way that a little grenade of dried up tissue can explode into a complete flower.

~Monty Don in The Complete Gardener pp. 142

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