|Pink and spotted Hellebores orientalis hybrid in our Shade Path this week.|
|This Hellebores hybrid has a much more upright habit than the others. This photo is looking straight on it, without any flower support (as is normally needed for photographing Hellebores).|
|This dark-flowered Hellebores variety is striking. It goes very well with the dark purple crocuses and snowdrops in the area.|
|On the path of our garden, I look down on the rain drops on the backs of the petals...|
|...But walking down below on the sidewalk (see The Shade Path on our map), you get a great view of the flowers. I planted these for some friends on a retaining wall at the back of their house, which gives them a similar view. Good to keep in mind that these can be better viewed at an elevation.|
Do make sure to clean your scissors or pruners between each plant that you trim to avoid spreading any potential infections, as is good practice in the garden, even though it is unlikely to occur with these plants. They are extremely pest and disease free.
What do you have blooming in your garden these days?