(Round, dark throat, deep veining)
(Starry, dark throat, veined)
(Dark reverse Picotee, only 4 sepals)
(Slight Picotee, dark nectaries)
(Picotee, veined, spotted and dark throat)
(Whoaa, this one has it all!!)
(Sepals with outer coloration)
(Picotee on outer sepals)
(Hellebores pre cleanup)
(Hellebores after cleanup)
Dividing a mature plant
(Easy way to get identical clones)
Hosing off all soil
(Makes it easy to see where to cut)
(Slice plant in half right down the middle)
(Many new plants ready to pot or plant out)
(Three Great Books)
Thanks to Scott Appell, Education Director, for his tireless efforts in bringing fresh, new programs to your membership. And to Carena Rojas for all of her help in getting me out of the mountains up to the Big Apple.
Hellebores by Brian Matthews was published by the Alpine Garden Society in the UK in 1989 and is the most detailed and scientific treatise on the genus Helleborus. It is unfortunately out of print and can only be found occasionally as a used book.
There are many old color plates, wood cuts and line drawings.
Gardeners Guide to Growing Hellebores by Graham Rice and Elizabeth Strangman, published by Timber Press in 1993, is probably the best book for the home gardener. Itís loaded with color pictures and copious amounts of historical and cultural inf
Hellebores by Marlene Ahlburg, published by Batsford in 1993 is an interesting look at Hellebores by a German author. It touches on the species and has some wonderful color pictures. It somewhat duplicates the efforts of the aforementioned Briti
sh books, but is a valuable reference nonetheless.
Hellebore species and hybrids are available locally at the following locations:
Iím not sure who is retailing Hellebores in the NYC area. Contact Jim Glover of Glover Perennial Growers in Mattituck LI NY at 516-298-1492. He buys thousands of our Hybrids and grows them on to a large size and resells them to Garden Centers all over
the NYC area.
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