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January 22, 2018
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Hansen’s Hellebores

Today I made a foray into the semi-snowy wasteland that is my back garden to see if I could find any hellebore buds.  Recent snowfall has covered the big Christmas rose—Helleborus niger—with a white blanket.  I scratched through it, but … Continue reading

February 3, 2014
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Winter Buttercups

Now that I am officially on spring watch, I am having the usual seasonal regrets about early-blooming plants that I did not order or install last fall.  Sometimes, however, life gives you second chances, and ten days ago a second … Continue reading