Yes, they’re free, and yes, there’s a catch. Barry Glick and the staff at Sunshine Farm and Gardens breed hellebores, the fanciest fancy-pants hellebores you ever saw. And before they can sell them, they have to name them. Just to make things interesting, they have an ongoing Hellebore Naming Contest. You look over the candidates, and submit what you think is an appropriate name of no more than two words. If they decide to market that hellebore, and if they use your name, they will send you a free 4-inch pot of the hellebore you named. Such a deal. All right: yet another way to waste time on the internet. But it might yield you a free plant.
In its own way, frost may be one of the most beautiful things to happen in your garden all year . . . Don’t miss it. Like all true beauty, it is fleeting. It will grace your garden for but a short while this morning. . . . For this moment, embrace frost as the beautiful gift that it is.
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