A Treasure Trove of Hellebores in Gertie’s Garden Hideaway, In 2021.
Into the beginning of the year, 2021, and through snow, a sharp frost [almost unknown in GGH!] and until now, the second week of March, Hellebores have been magnificent in GGH. I didn’t cut back all the old leaves and still wonder if I should have done so? Did they shelter the young buds way back on the first of January and in that snowy cold snap in February? I don’t know, but it didn’t stop them from getting bigger and more plentiful as the weeks passed by. This is a pictorial collection of some of them.
The red ones at the back of Blue Hill have thrived, but where are the White ones?
There were pink ones galore at the beginning of February.
They were very delicate and pretty.
Then came the snow, not destroying, but turning some petal edges brown.
Snow and frost came and went over a few days, and then I found white flowers too.
White Hellebores tended to hide but pink Hellebores grew prominently on Blue Hill.
As with all photographed flowers, colours changed and look different according to the outside light, time of day, age of bloom, and weathering over time.
This is a record of my favourite Hellebores this year.
Anne … February 14th 2021.