First flowers of spring: In Stephen Westcott-Gratton’s garden in south-central Ontario, minor bulbs of early spring are in flower, as are the hellebores.
Your spring garden containers don’t always need to include tulips and daffodils for a pop of colour. Pair yellow and white primroses with pink hellebores.
Hellebore blossoms are opening in my garden. Early bees are enthralled with the wide flowers. It can make for unpredictable hellebore seedlings.
If you’ve had a chance to read Patrick Lima’s article about hellebores in the new winter issue of Garden Making, you might be on the prowl for a few pots of these lovely plants next spring. I never have enough, and the new strains in production are quite fancy. They have the benefit of beautiful […]
Plant hybridizing is a complex science, but for backyard gardeners, the most basic rule for producing clear flower tones is to make crosses between blossoms of similar colour.