Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Don't Fight It -- Give in to Hellebores!

I have a lot of shade in my front and side yard - and long ago I learned to not battle the shade. There are some wonderful plants for the shade that can add color and much more.

I love hellebores because these shade lovers are early to bloom, lovely to look at and unique. Lucky for me there is a person in my area who loves hellebores too. She has created a wonderful small business promoting shade plants - and hellebores in particular. She hosts open house sales a few times a year and is offering a seminar next month. I will be attending a seminar on hellebores in a few weeks, and as you might imagine I will take pictures and video of the session.

If you are local - here is the info on the seminar. The details below came directly from the invitation.

Where: Carolyn’s Shade Gardens
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

When: Friday, March 18, from 10 to 11:30 am OR
Saturday, March 19, from 10 to 11:30 am

Cost: $25 per person (Attendance is limited to 15 people )

You will learn:

 How to grow and maintain them
 How to propagate them by division and seedlings
 How to pick the best plants
 The difference between “species” and. “hybrid” hellebores
 What is special about the 15 or so species of hellebores
 Some of the interesting new species crosses available
 A selection of hellebores will be available for purchase

Registration: Send a note to carolynsshadegardens ( at)verizon (dot) net

Post the questions you would like me to ask Carolyn -- I will be sure to get answers for all of our readers! Send me your questions! Kathleen at GMG

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