Wednesday Vignette – Mother and Child

The first flower from Helleborus niger ‘Josef Lemper’ has gone to seed and another has taken its place.


Isn’t it just lovely and perfect how this flower morphs to seed?

Linking up with Anna over at Flutter & Hum. Do check out other vignettes from around the globe.

Happy Gardening 🙂


33 thoughts on “Wednesday Vignette – Mother and Child

    • Thanks, Kris – even though they can cope with dry shade, they aren’t what I would call drought tolerant, especially when you add long periods of hot weather into the mix….


    • They should do, if they are happy with the soil. Given this one is an upward facing cultivar, and I have normal hellebores in the garden, it’s anyone’s guess what the seedlings would do 🙂

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  1. Cool contrast. I think you’re going to love this plant and I think it’s going to love your garden. I don’t remember if I’ve seen many hellebores in your garden, but I feel like someday I will!

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    • Thanks! There’s quite a few in the garden, but as they are mostly little plant plugs (hellebores are quite pricey here – about $8US for a plant with just one leaf) so not too many are in flower…yet 🙂


      • Isn’t that funny, when I first began with hellebores my best seed source was Elizabethtown hellebores in (Northern I think) Australia! You don’t think it at first, but they put on steady growth and after a few years you realize there are quite a few 🙂

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      • Wow! Elizabeth Town is in Tasmania…I would never have guessed that the seeds came from our side of the world, as they are such an English sort-of plant…amazing!


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