March 25, 2013

The Lenten Rose

Hellebores - the "Lenten rose" - are one of my favorite flower discoveries of these recent years. (They don't really grow in CA.) Hardy perennials, Hellebores bloom in february and march, and are often the first flowers of spring (you can hardly even call it spring, really), and are therefore known as Lenten Roses.

I was discussing gardening with one of our regulars at G+B, and he told me about this incredible farm in West Virginia that has over 10,000 hellebores. Let me tell you: when I finally have a house/garden, I am driving straight out there and getting a truck bed full of them.

There are all from Dumbarton Oaks.




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