Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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