Hello, hardy hellebores

Beckie Fox

Wide ribbons of rosy-coloured hellebores are weaving through our shady border as the crocus and snowdrops recede. Now that I’ve pruned back most of last year’s spent leaves, their nodding flowers on strong stems can be better appreciated.


The first flowers of spring

Stephen Westcott-Gratton

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.

Yellow and white primroses paired with pink hellebores make a pretty spring container garden.

Spring garden container with pink and yellow

Beckie Fox

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.

Unpredictable hellebore seedlings

Judith Adam

Hellebore blossoms are opening in my garden. Early bees are enthralled with the wide flowers. It can make for unpredictable hellebore seedlings.

'Praecox' hellebore blooming in November. (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Shopping for hellebores

Judith Adam

If you’ve had a chance to read Patrick Lima’s article about hellebores in the new winter issue of Garden Making, ...

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