After reading a number of blogs showing off the lovely blooming hellebores, I got the itch. I had to have one. I anxiously waited a month before placing an order on one of my mail order places. I’ve had no problem with this company, other than the fact that they mail plants too early for my tastes and the plants are too small. However, the price is better than the local nurseries and I have the patience to wait a year or two until the plants mature.
The plants arrived today in the mail. I love getting any package in the mail. It’s very exciting. Here is what I ordered.
This is what I got This is the photo from the catalog
The hellebores will (hopefully) look like these (from the Springhill catalog)
The Red Lady cultivar wasn’t much more than a green stem with one little leaf where the Blue Lady hellebore was a lot more lush (for a mail order.)
I also ordered a hosta, called white feather hosta which starts out white, then, as the leaves mature, turn a green and cream, and 5 dwarf lilies that go by the name of orange carpet border lily, which are only supposed to get from 15-18 inches tall. To tell you the truth, I kind of forgot I had ordered these. I know that I had a space planned in which to plant them, but I don’t remember now.
Pictures from the catalog: