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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

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emve

So pure!

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emve

There is a star in my window - and hellebores on the table! #hellebore #star #pre-advent

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jacaranda

I love the star, Mona 😍😍😍 and the hellebore is pretty, too! 😘

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emve

Thanks @jacaranda. All my new hellebores will go into the garden when spring comes - there is always room, right?

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savannahssucculentgarden

Hell yeah! 🦌🎄Let's get holly jolly in here!❄⛄I'm ready to be up to my neck in Christmas posts. 🎅🤶

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emve

Agreed @savannahssucculentgarden ! There is so much enjoying to be done between now and Christmas - we’d better get started!

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sieveheadsarah

That’s star is fabulous Mona ⭐️🌟

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emve

Out of the decay unfolds pure white miracles.

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emve

Clean and white in a way that I never get to see them during their main season.

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emve

#januaryblooms

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emve

As much as I love them, my Christmas roses rarely look pristine this time of year. Lots of flowers, but always battered and bruised by wind, rain, frost and often quite a bit of blackspot as well. But from my window I don't see the imperfections, and all the blooms look like perfect little lights dotted all over my borders. I know the truth, but I enjoy the fantasy as well.

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ulrikagustafsson

Same here! 🙂

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emve

I love how the hellebore leaves stay green when just about everything else folds into gray mud @ulrikagustafsson. We're not quite there yet, there is still a lot of green here and there, but as most things shut down, miss hellebore runs the show! -As long as I manage to strike a balance between cutting and keeping, to ensure the right amount of circulating air.

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ulrikagustafsson

Yes, it’s lovely with some green with everything else looking very grey. I’ve got two right beside eachother, one flowering in August and the other one full of buds right now. I must confess that I don’t take care of them very well but they seem to thrive anyway. I have a red one but it flowered in spring. There is nothing that’ is green here now, the hellebore buds are something to focus on, it gives me a little hope.

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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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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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