Fleur du Jour - Hellebore

 Hellebores are gorgeous in gardens, bouquets and arrangements. Please add them to your gardens.

Hellebores are gorgeous in gardens, bouquets and arrangements. Please add them to your gardens.

My fleur du jour marches on in an effort to pass the time before the flowers return this spring. Keep your chins up because, based on last year's first cutting date, these wonderful Hellebores should be with us in 84 days!  Actually, I happen to know they will be ready quite a bit earlier unless some super unusual occurrence takes place.  In 2014 I waited and waited before cutting simply because I did not yet need them. (It was killing me!) Anyway, put your Hellebores in a partly shaded spot (think dappled shade of hardwoods) with plenty of nice compost and rich soil and they will absolutely take off.