I am listening to the wonderful sound of rain ... finally !
We were getting to the point of being DRY ... and I had been watching the weather like a hawk ..
Yes we needed some nice sunny days to condition us away from our winter "mole people" persona .. so I did appreciate the rare ones we got.
But ... we can certainly use this rain now and even more so since I ran around like a good garden fairy sprinkling my magic dust, aka fertilizer, on the gardens ... so I was beginning to sweat a little thinking that my weather icon was having a scream torturing me about the promise of rain .. phew !
Now .. for the swirling delight part ... actually Berry Swirl of the Winter Jewels collection ... sigh !
It made me wonder why haven't I just kept with double flowered hellebore .. but when I started collecting them I was so excited about hellebore I just couldn't see anything not perfect about the plants.
Which for the most part is true because their foliage stays so nice over the whole summer to Autumn.
Even without flowers they are attractive plants and once established, quite drought tolerant which is a good thing for any plant to be now a days.
You may well ask .. well where is all this foliage ? ..
I have this thing about foliage that looks like hum ?.. crap?
"Ugliness by abusive winter weather" is a condition I have a cure for .. pruners at the ready !
The foliage will grow again and it will look fresh and beautiful .. so you just have to be a little "mean" when doing Spring clean up .. it won't hurt the plants and they will all look gorgeous for the garden season!