A few more4490 Helleborus niger
Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland
Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbshttp://picasaweb.google.co.uk/michaelJcampbell63
Oh my!!! :o :o :o Oh my!!! Such beauty warms my heart & soul on this grey & cold winters day!Thank-you!
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4
Wow, Michael, you have a hellebore heaven! :D Are your flowers blooming earlier than normal this year?
Mine are just starting...
What a spectacular collection, Michael!!
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
Very good, Michael! I have 5 potfuls of Hellebores waiting for pricking out. Hope some turn out to be as beautiful as yours!
Have to add that yours isn't bad either, Saori. Very nice colour combination!
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
Roll on our hellebores! Not many are flowering like this yet. In Elizabeth Strangman's book on Hellebores there is a variety called 'Old Ugly' which is very like your photo. 4494. If that is 'Ugly' then I am all for it!
Dr. Timothy John Ingram
Faversham, Kent, UK
I garden in a relatively hot and dry region (for the UK!), with an annual rainfall of around 25", winter lows of -10°C and summer highs of 30°C.
A few more Hellebores