I can't help it .. but pine and hellebore .. well OK .. more so the pine .. remind me of winter and Christmas. I can't believe I said that being the Halloween fanatic I am.
But .. look how gorgeous my Mugo Pine is with Hellebore Orientalis. The colours .. the textures .. it almost sounds like Christmas carols when I took this shot !
I have been so pleasantly surprised by this hellebore ever since I planted it about 3 years ago .. it doesn't droop when the raised bed is a wee bit on the dry side (oops .. I do forget to water that one some times .. and it is under the eve of the roof .. shoot!) .. but even these little pines are sturdy characters and put up with my forgetfulness and still smile at me ! Now how great is that ? .. back to Halloween thoughts again .. BOO !