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sushiwaitress

It's pretty much all lithops, all the time -- in excruciating detail. (I might have a problem.) Consider yourselves warned. NJ USA Zone 7a

Helleborus 'Abcrd01' (Rodney Davey Marbled Group) syn. Helleborus 'Frostkiss Penny's Pink'

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sushiwaitress

Tons 'o #buds ..... #hurryupandbloomalready #hurryupandopen 18 Feb 2020 #hellebore #hellebores #hellebore-pennyspink

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sushiwaitress

A little bit taller now... not gonna lie, I'm jealous of all the UK folks' whose #hellebores are already blooming. 8 Feb 2020 #hellebore #hellebore-pennyspink #christmasrose #hurryup

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sushiwaitress

PS @cyndi I took your #advice and used some homemade deer repellent 🙊

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cyndi

Roflmao go you ...

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richard.spicer.7906

Those leaves look like they will be a lovely colour!

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sushiwaitress

Lots of buds coming..... no additional evidence of deer munching... so far so good.... 31 Jan 2020 #hellebore #hellebores #hellebore-pennyspink

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sushiwaitress

My very first #hellebore blossom ever..... HAS BEEN MUNCHED BY A DEER!!!! 😢😭😡😠 👎👎👎🦌🎯☠💀 Good thing there are a bunch more #buds coming, but SHAME ON YOU DEER you have the entire front yard!! 25 Jan 2020

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cyndi

Use your pee to the boarder of your garden where you dont want them at.

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sushiwaitress

@Cyndi I've done a lot of eccentric things for plants. My husband will think I've finally lost it. (Probably gonna try it anyway 😈) thanks for the #advice

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cyndi

It's done a lot in the country for sure due to rabbits deer etc. Usually the men just go out late at night and pee around the boarders lol.. but I've been known and few other ladies I know to collect urine and pour it around the boarders. It's that predator smell not your zone space etc thing. You can buy deer and rabbits deterrents tho if you dont wanna actually do the above lol . Theres some that I know lowes carries that's plant and animal safe.

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richard.spicer.7906

Oh no! 🙈😱😱😱

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sushiwaitress

This #bud is the furthest along 12 Jan 2020 #hellebore #hellebores #hellebore-pennyspink

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sushiwaitress

After the big snipsnip and brushing away fallen leaves, I uncovered a few more buds peeking out, YAY! 12 Jan 2020 #hellebore #hellebores #hellebore-pennyspink

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cyndi

Awesome.

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sushiwaitress

Snip snip snip, removing last year's big leaves off my #hellebores to prevent hellebore leaf spot per @pelly 's #advice #advice-hellebore #hellebore-pennyspink 12 Jan 2020 #helleboreadvice #hellebore-tip

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sushiwaitress

More about hellebore leaf spot: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=172

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sushiwaitress

I see what you mean now @auricula @pelly about cutting off the big leaves. There are actually two hellebores in this garden bed (but only one plant marker, so I'm guessing they're the same...) and this other one had a lot of damaged and browning leaves. The link you shared yesterday was timely and I cut off all the old leaf stalks to prevent the disease from spreading to the other plant (whose leaves I left intact). I hope it'll do ok without its big leaves... it looks a little naked now...

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sushiwaitress

11 Jan 2019 #hellebore #hellebores #hellebore-pennyspink #lentenrose #christmasrose

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sushiwaitress

More about hellebore leaf spot (so I can find this again later) https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=172

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pelly

It will be fine I'm sure but I would still take the larger ones off the other plant Ruth 👍

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sushiwaitress

@pelly really? Ok thanks for that #advice -- sounds like a smart preventative measure. I for sure don't want to kill these. #advice-hellebore

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pelly

You're welcome, let us know how you get on 👍👍

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sushiwaitress

Here they come! #hellebore #hellebores #hellebore-pennyspink #lentenrose #christmasrose 11 Jan 2020

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richard.spicer.7906

Quite a few buds there 👍🏼

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sushiwaitress

Check out what I found in my front garden bed @pelly @auricula !!! The previous owner planted these so I didn't know they were there until today. 11 Jan 2020 #hellebore #hellebores #hellebore-pennyspink #lentenrose #christmasrose

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pelly

What beautiful foliage, you must post it in flower, lucky you 😄👍💚

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auricula

Well that’s a lovely garden gift Ruth 💚

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sushiwaitress

WOW look what I found in my garden today!!! Hubby and I bought our first house last summer so this is our first winter/spring with this garden and I have no idea what's going to show up this spring. I have been dying to buy hellebores for years and I can't believe the house came with them! 11 Jan 2020 #hellebore #lentenrose #christmasrose #hellebores #hellebore-pennyspink

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debs69

What a lovely find 💕

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lovestogarden

Congratulations on your first house! How exciting. #anticipation #surprises

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richard.spicer.7906

Yay!! 😄👏🏼👏🏼

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cyndi

Whoop whoop

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pixierose

@sushiwaitress How exciting Ruth, Congratulations 🥳 on the house buy. I would be so excited to see what else pops up in the garden. Maybe make a note of things or take pictures so you remember what you’ve got if you’re going to make any changes. 😊🙏🏼

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sushiwaitress

@pixierose yeah great idea Christine. I'm refraining from doing a lot of changes this spring precisely for that reason. I'd have HATED myself if I'd mistakenly dug up these hellebores!

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pixierose

@sushiwaitress no worries, such an exciting year for you Ruth. It’ll be opening presents all year round. 😆 Yes it would’ve been such a shame to have lost that beauty. Have a fun year can’t wait to see what unfolds. 😊👍🏼

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