Wednesday Vignette – Mother and Child

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

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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 🙂

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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….

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    • 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 🙂

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      • 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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