Someone save me from the Hellebores!

When the hellebore are blooming during this time of the year I want to buy hundreds of them and plant throughout the garden!

The newer hybrids bloom heavily and for such a long season! Below is the hybrid HCG Jacob.

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Several camellia are blooming, too!

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Snowdrops are still blooming, too!

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Tonight will be there coldest all season!

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And that means it is soup season –

French onion soup

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Or a potato and turnip greens soup

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Or a very much chicken and dumpling stew

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And the Raleigh Farmers Market is loaded with cool season veggies so the combinations are endless!

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But than I am surprised when I am walking through Home Depot checking out the Christmas clearance and I spot a table of huge Batflower plants! It is such a rare find!

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There are reputed to be difficult to grow in a house so I don’t spend the $34.95 but it was tempting since they are rarely seen. Maybe they will be the next trendy plant?

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15 responses to “Someone save me from the Hellebores!

  1. I’ve never seen a batflower plant, very cool! Your so lucky to live and garden in the south. Those temps look balmy compared to ours!

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  2. Thanks for the beautiful promise of spring flowers. In Montreal we woke to -28C with a wind chill of -38, no flowers outdoors but Jack Frost danced across the indoors of windows last night!

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  3. I say go for the Hellebores! I have one sad Hellebore here that never blooms, but won’t die. I always hold out hope. Your soup looks great. We are about 5 degrees warmer here.

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  4. I read on another blog that all the camellias in a California garden weren’t scented! I hope yours are. I don’t blame you for wanting more hellebores, they’re beautiful.
    I’ve never heard of the batflower.
    We had -12 here this morning. Soup sounds good!

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  5. Hell Yeah for the Hellebores! I also love Camelia’s but my plants are not yet in bloom!
    That special batflower plant looks like a real alien but kind of cool too! 😉

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  6. Wow, that is quite a find at Home Depot. They will surprise you with things like that! I do love my Hellebores.

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  7. I can see and where the obsession is coming from, trust me! What a beautiful flower 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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