Saturday, April 17, 2010
Meet my newest garden "family members"
I finally have my helloebores!!! I've been searching for a few years now for a nursery around here that sells them. I had finally given up and was going to order some from a catalog. Then a friend emailed a picture to me and asked me to identify a plant in her garden. She had it professionally done last year. Yup - it was the elusive hellebore! I promptly emailed back - WHERE DID YOU GET THIS? She said Phoenix Flower Farm (Phoenix, NY.) It's 1/2 hour away from me but well worth the drive. They sell plants that our local garden centers don't. Even though it was only 40 degrees and very windy today ("Neither snow nor rain nor heat...."), you know the saying, I was determined to get my hellebores. I bought one for myself and one for my mother (Happy "early) Mother's Day, Mom, if you read this.) I help take care of her flower gardens so, I can enjoy hers too. I also bought a yellow primrose, pasque flower, and Iceland poppy. I don't know the name of my hellebore. This flower farm grows everything in the ground and digs up babies when they are big enough and pots them up to sell. The pot tag just says it's a hellebore and that's fine with me. Happy feet dancing through the gardens.