April 24, 2013

Toronto spring cleanup yields hellebore love


Spring 2013: it's finally here (I think)


Sorry for not posting lately but I've been busy doing spring garden cleanups for new and old clients for the past several weeks. Temperatures are finally increasing so that it feels like spring in Toronto, although not as warm as last year. 

I took the following pictures after cleaning up last autumn's debris from a client's backyard the other day. Maybe you'll feel inspired to plunk down some bucks for a few hellebores in your garden after viewing this post?

The new varieties of H. hybridus under the "Winter Jewels" and "Gold Collection" trademarks are so nice!


The "hot" hellebore this spring is "Ivory Prince",  it was all over the place at Canada Blooms last month.

"Pink Frost" Hellebore spring blooms by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
"Pink Frost" Hellebore



"Pink Frost" Hellebore spring blooms by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Same clump of "Pink Frost" hellebores backlit


Siberian squill (Scilla siberica) spring blooms by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Siberian squill (Scilla siberica) blooming in many ravines now in Toronto

"Pink Beauty" Hellebore spring blooms by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
"Pink Beauty" Hellebore halfway doing its spring thing

Purple Hellebore spring blooms by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Sorry, I can't identify this cultivar. Anyone can help?

Purple crocus spring blooms by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Common purple crocus. I like the shadow of the pistil and stamens!




Enjoy spring while it lasts, wherever you are!










By Paul Jung, author of "garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog"
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