Friday, 10 May 2019

Hellebore Hoopla and More ?

A brief period of actual sun burst through a few days ago .. we are in the midst of rain right now which I will not complain about .. we can use it.
However during that amazing sunny time with such blue skies .. I had to take pictures of the hellebore screaming for attention .. thus this post of hellebore madness and a few other incidental pictures to boot.

Hellebore Royal Heritage and Orientalis
Yes ... Jade Tiger (again) is a bit of a favorite of mine ...
That amazing BLUE sky offsetting the Serviceberry
I'm hoping the pollinator hotel will have a few guests ?
Usually there are so many Goldfinches it looks amazing here .. Mourning Doves, and a mixture of other birds ... plus a complete surprise of a Blue Bunting which had Garden PA pretty darn excited.
Seeing such an intense blue colour on a bird .. well we have Blue Jays and we are used to them .. but the Blue Bunting was rather shocking in colour .. in a GOOD way of course !
With the rain the plants are advancing but this has been one LONG drawn out winter waiting for Spring.


Margaret said...

I love the hellebores!! I purchased my first one only this past spring, but it definitely won't be my last.

Today it was sort of chilly - not so much because of the temp (it was not bad at 10C), but the wind was another day with very little work done outside.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your hellebores are adorable. Aren't they a welcome spring flower?. You will definitely get some pollinators in your hotel. That is quite a large one too. Nice. A blue Bunting in your garden! Wow, I would like that too. It has only happened here one time. I won't forget it. Enjoy your weekend.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hey Margaret .. I just dropped by to congratulate you on joining the hellebore club :-)
You can never have just one .. and they are breeding such gorgeous types they are irresistible! haha .. it is sunny today but I have "indoor" work to accomplish then hopefully tomorrow I will get in the garden and have some fun .. if plans only work out eh ?

Lisa girl your flowers are looking GORGEOUS ! we are still behind here but advancing finally.
Yes .. the pollinator hotel was a Costco find and I am hoping for visitors !
The Blue Bunting was AMAZING .. even though I didn't get to see it , Garden PA was blown away by it .. such a rare occurrence but so I am glad he saw it .. and you are right, never to be forgotten for sure !

CiNdEe said...

I am also a fan of the hellebores. I never grew them until a couple years ago. Why? I have no idea. But they do great here too! Hard to get pictures because they point downwards. I finally found a white double and I love it. Yours are beautiful! Glad to see some blooms for you(-:

Jason said...

Some intriguing Hellebores. I like 'Jade Tiger'.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hey there Cindee .. Yup, even in our miserable weather I have been enjoying the hellebore, but like you said it is difficult to get good pictures of them when the older cultivars are down ward facing .. that double white sounds gorgeous ! I want one too ! LOL

Hi Jason ..It is hard to find the unusual ones now that I really don't have access to unusual suppliers any more .. so I miss that, but I'll just have to smile at the ones I do have now !