I put this post together maybe a week ago ... it is the May 1st today and we are in full rain mode. I feel so sorry for the birds and pollinator insects in such cold miserable weather but we needed the rain. Now I have to be patient until Friday when it is supposed to be sunny and warm. The plants will have leapt forward a great deal, it is truly amazing what they can do !
It is of course the hellebore that are the most eye catching since they cannot help but be so pretty. It is hard to see how long it is from these photos how long this bed is. A punctuation being one of my Japanese maples in the middle of the bed, along with a few different plants incorporated to break up the hellebore coverage. They are all season plants for me because the foliage is so tough and yet pretty after the flowers are done.