Hellebores are my favorite plant here on Bowen Island. Deer resistant and hardy in our rainy province, they surprise me every year as their beautiful heads start to appear from the soil. Winter is not kind to these beautiful perennials and they look very sad after the frost decides to take a break. In late…
Hellebores – deer proof
2018 Gardening begins slowly
The hellebores came on strong and continue to provide so much needed colour in our rainy environment. The deer have always left these gorgeous plants alone and they seem to flourish in the soil and temperature of the island. I have cut off all the leaves leaving the flowers to capture any sunshine we have….
The hellebores in my garden love this location. I cut off all the leaves in early February to make room for the new shoots and get rid of the old greenery. The sun filters through the trees early in the morning allowing them to get the cool sunshine. Later in the warmer months the overhead trees…
I love this time of year – the ground has melted and now the heads of the hellebores have popped up – it is refreshing to see that Winter is on it’s way out. The filtered light and the amazing space seems to help these hellebores seeds themselves. The deer completely ignore them – thanks…