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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In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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