Most of "us" northern gardeners are still in a certain amount of nakedness when it comes to our garden's progress at this stage .. that unnatural "hot spell" we had threw us off our regular schedule and has us thinking that this year is going to be a tough one water wise .. we have had no drenching Spring rains YET !
About this naked thing ?
I am in an embarrassing position of trying to figure out what some of my hellebore are ..
I planted in a rush a few years ago .. thought I wrote down what went where .. some I know because they were my first few .. others .. their names escapes me .. this one below can be one of two .. either Apricot Blush or Golden Lotus .. the foliage colour is throwing me off .. it is a lime/golden green ?
Any suggestions appreciated !
Golden Sunrise should be a lot more in tune with it's yellow self ? and it isn't ..
The flowers start out so a crisp white and then change to such gorgeous tones of yellow, a little pink, apricot .. well they go on and on .. I will never think of this one as "common" !
That is something I looked for when putting this raised border together .. it had to look good after the flowers were finished .. but even the dry flowers are beautiful too !
I must not forget to say the flowers are very pretty too !!
Well .. I think you know by now I am a hellebore fanatic .. a friend gave me a collection of plants for my birthday and it was a certainty from that point on I was totally in love with these plants : )
I have 13 or 14 different cultivars so the ones I am uncertain about ? I am going to discover what they are!!