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emve

From Haugesund. With 3 children and a husband who's seemingly constantly away on business, I garden like it could save my life - and it probably does!

Helleborus niger

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2019
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emve

This is one of the nigers I got at 70% when my local nursery was selling out to minimize stock over the winter. It must have dropped quite a few seeds while it sat there all season, because those little seedlings look very promising.

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juliesgarden

😍😍

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emve

This has been a good year for my white hellebores. Hardly any blackspot - so far, at least.

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columbiariver

Super! I'm ready for these guys!

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emve

They sure brighten up the gray season! @columbiariver

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emve

Though nothing beats springtime, I love this time of year, when pure white miracles pop up through the brown decay.

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columbiariver

I hope my 1 plant makes me a baby or two. No signs of any but big mama so far 😘💜

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gjones

Looks very pretty!

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emve

I must admit that none of my many Nigers resulted from homegrown babies - though I found quite a few seedlings this year, so there might be many more in my future. These past few years I've been buying discounted hellebores (plural - one is never enough, you know) each autumn. Do you think I'll be able to stop myself from doing it again this year? @columbiariver

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emve

Thanks, @gjones

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columbiariver

Sounds like you have a better approach than I do. I need to find small hellebore plants around this time of year, but I haven't. The nurseries I frequent are closed now. I should add to my route! I need to travel to find good ones. You'll buy more this year, I'm pretty sure Mona! Please show us when you do!

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emve

You know I will! @columbiariver. I asked my husband the same question, and he just laughed... 🤣🤣🤣 I think even he can see all the bare spots that are simply crying out for some hellebore magic.

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emve

I am getting ready for autumn these days (see previous photo of my second rainwater tank), but my heart and mind is already longing for springtime.

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gjones

Me too Mona, it seemed like such a short summer!

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emve

I always think summer is too short @gjones , but I kind of like autumn too. Could do without January and February, though. I see you've had frost already. Our nights are about 6c still, with days around 15c.

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emve

#wildlifewednesday

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gjones

Is that a mosquito already?

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emve

No, I don't know what that is. We mostly get tiny gnats around here and hardly ever see any real mosquitos, @gjones

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emve

I love my nigers, but chances are they aren’t completely happy in my wet conditions. I’m sure some of it is black spot, but quite a lot seems to be just plain rot. I cut back and tidy up as best as I can and hope for a better next year. Getting rid of them is not an option, because the foliage is fine and I love the fresh green it provides almost all year round.   

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columbiariver

Very pretty!

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emve

Petals bent from frost, but still beautiful.

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ShelleySnyder

Still beautiful!!💘😍

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emve

It is going to be a soggy Christmas (not unlike every season around here), but there is still beauty if you go looking for it.

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gjones

That's so pretty!

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columbiariver

So pretty!

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emve

@gjones @columbiariver, To me, they shine like little lights, and it almost feels like a miracle how they're hardly affected by the brown, slimy sogginess that surrounds them. I just love them more and more!

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columbiariver

Lovely...

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2017
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emve

"Snow day"

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ShelleySnyder

Wow my hellebores are not blooming yet! Your's is a beauty!!💘😍

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emve

Mine have been at it for months, @ShelleySnyder! Actually, they seem to be blooming both in spring and autumn, just taking a brief rest during summer. Must be our mild and wet weather.

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ShelleySnyder

REALLY!!? Wow bonus!!👍💘😍

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emve

We're calling this snow, but really it is just hail that is quickly turning into slush.

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emve

#frost for about a day, and then we are supposed to get back to mild and wet conditions.

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columbiariver

Its beautiful😘

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Acetaker

HIYA!! This is So Pretty! Would U have root cuttings u could share? I'd love to add this to my garden😍 @emve

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emve

I'd be happy to share @Acetaker, but I have never tried to propagate hellebores by root cuttings, so I don't know if it will work. Perhaps other GTers have some experience with this? This niger will also be moved to a more permanent location this spring, so the roots will be easily accessible for cuttings if you want to give it a try.

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Acetaker

Hi! Yes,I'd love to try that. I believe roots would be just fine with them kept moist for the trip. Just take the city g and wrap a damp paper towel around it and out in in a ziplock bag. If you want to try just let me know and I'll keep a eye out for them.. TY 😍

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emve

It will have to wait for springtime @Acetaker - just don't let me forget 🤣 My email = mona.vold.aase@haugnett.no if you want to send me your mailing address.

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Acetaker

I sure will😊 Mine is: greeneyes7742@yahoo.com keep in touch My email I just sent came from another be I had that keeps messing up. Plz send bk a small email from u to this email I just gave u above..TY AND CHAT SOON 😍 @emve

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Acetaker

I just got email back showing a invaild mailbox..hehe! @emve just email me at greeneyes7742@yahoo.com

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emve

I just sent you a test email right now @Acetaker

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Acetaker

Will u try again..I don't see it😀 @emve

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emve

I tried again @Acetaker. Not seeing any error messages. Perhaps if you check your spam folder?

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emve

Most of my nigers come out looking like they were sprayed with mud. I think it is because it has been so extremely wet, but it might also be the beginnings of black spot. Will have to keep an eye on them.

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emve

And now, back to being at least sort of sane for the rest of the year. Hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween!

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emve

The other day, while I was in the back of a border tying down a climbing rose, I accidentally dropped a piece of twine. As I sifted through fallen leaves to look for it, I found this little beauty instead.  

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cyndi

Lovely little find

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emve

There is so much that I love, but I think most of all I love the small, humble plants that stay close to the ground and just quietly do their thing. @cyndi

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emve

Oh and @cyndi, I think that umbrella-thing for the feeder has evolved into something quite different than you and I discussed - into something I am fairly certain I'll be able to pull off on my own... The project will take me some time, but I am excited - stay tuned😉

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tinaaune

I 💚surprises like that in the garden! @emve

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cyndi

Yes they are quite beautiful the humble little blooms usually overlooked. Xo and cant wait to see your plans on that project.. Best wishes on it

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emve

Such a delightful surprise hiding under the corkscrew hazel. Kind of makes me look forward to springtime!

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plants

Lovely 💚

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emve

I love how the new leaves are all scrunched up and wrinkly as they unfold! #newgrowth

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emve

#buds #spring It always amazes me how these guys emerge so pure and white from the dirt that surrounds them!

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susieg

Such beautiful plants 👌

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emve

I love them! @susieg

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gjones

Looks like it will be full of flowers!

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emve

Can't wait!!! @gjones

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emve

Wind-battered and frost-bitten, but there is still hope. Hopefully the Niger enjoys its duvet as much as I love being greeted by the green/white combo everyday.

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