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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Mar 1, 2014 10:09 AM CST
My hellebores are starting to show nicely.
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Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
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Jewell
Mar 1, 2014 12:30 PM CST
Julia that is a really lovely color of hellebore. I really love it when they begin to really open up.

I took advantage of the after Valentine's Day sales and am trying miniature roses again. There were four little plants to a pot so I hope they will fill up the patio pots and not succumb to black spot.
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My hellebores are coming into their own now too. Have moved so many around the blooms aren't as big on some plants, but lots of blooms to come yet. Aren't these the best plants? What other perennial will bloom from January until May and a couple of my volunteers will start blooming again in July and August. Some beds I am converting from shade to perennial or combination fruit and hellebores. They aren't looking nearly as good as last year
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I couldn't pass up this variety of hellebore I stumbled across at Costco. Heck if I know where I will put it Confused may have to put it in a patio pot so I can admire it (and also wait to see where all the hostas are exactly.
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Although you can't tell very well, here is an area I am trying to naturalize in snow drops. I maybe adding some Spanish hyathins and daffodils in drifts also. Haven't decided yet.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Mar 2, 2014 11:23 AM CST
Hi Jewell,
Good luck with those mini roses, sure are cute!! Your hellebores are gorgeous!!! Love that first picture and the snow drops. I planted a few of the snowdrops last fall so, excited about seeing them bloom. Had to laugh because I bought that very same hellebore at Costco. Hilarious!
Did you buy any of the bagged perennials? I bought heuchera 'Picasso' and a couple of tall Phlox from Costco. I have good luck with those when you get them early.

Need to do another walk about to see what's blooming.
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Name: Jewell
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Jewell
Mar 2, 2014 3:36 PM CST
Didn't see the heuchera. Have a lot of phlox I bought 3-4 yrs ago at Costco. Took for ever for them to take off (were bare roots), but am now dividing and moving them around. Here are some photos from last summer
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It was great finding such an unusual leafed hellebore so reasonably priced. There were only two left when I was at my local Costco. Wonder if they will be getting more. The leaf color is a great match for the snow angel heuchera. Was thinking of removing the marmalade heuchera to give the hellebore a home.

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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Mar 2, 2014 6:12 PM CST
My understanding that this hellebore like a bit more sun. Google the growing requirements for this one before you plant. I bought 3 or 4 of this type last year but they are not appearing this year. Molbaks had 40% off last year.

Love you Phlox, has to be one of my favorite perennials. Yours is spectacular!!!!!! I saw that some of mine were showing new growth when I was out a few days ago. Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Mar 9, 2014 3:35 PM CST
Walkabout today
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Had a visitor at the door. A few more;
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More sights of spring!!!

Things are growing inside the greenhouse
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Dragon wing begonia and coleus

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The happy place to the left then to the right.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Mar 11, 2014 8:23 PM CST
Worked in the yard all day, I will sleep good tonight!!
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Daffodils out and beautiful.


Sedum called 'pinky'
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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Mar 12, 2014 10:29 AM CST
Came back from our 10 day trip to the full chorus of frogs, crocus in bloom, lots more birds chirping, the daffs about ready to open, and SUNSHINE. Ahh. I now remember why we like to get away in late February...



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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
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kosk0025
Mar 14, 2014 8:53 AM CST
I'm back from hibernation.

Jewell---the phlox is fantastic. I agree though---sure takes a while to get it established. I'm hoping to put in an additional 18-20 phlox 'David' near by chicken coop bed this year. It seems to take about 4-5 years for them to look like yours though! Worth the wait for the fragrance and late July flowers.

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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
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kosk0025
Mar 14, 2014 8:57 AM CST
Spring stuff:

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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
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kosk0025
Mar 14, 2014 10:17 AM CST
Hellebore. 'Blue Metallic Lady' Every year I wonder why I don't have more of these.


Aubrieta---flourishing now that I learned the secret is that it needs a little bit of lime.
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Blueberries have budded out.
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Camellia hedge. 'Kramer's Supreme' Close-up of one of the flowers.


Cyclamen coum has been blooming for at least 8 weeks now


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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Mar 14, 2014 12:47 PM CST
Welcome back Kosk, and lovely photos. Nice to know about the aubrieta, I have always struggled with that myself. Since I have acidic soil, no point to keep knocking my head against the wall.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Mar 14, 2014 2:40 PM CST
Hellebore. 'Blue Metallic' very striking with what you have planted under it. What is it? Love those little cyclamen! Welcome back!!!! Kosk.
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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
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Mar 14, 2014 3:11 PM CST
Thanks, guys. Surrounding that hellebore is the extremely evil 'goutweed' (identified for me by Deb/BH on DG a few years ago.) Eradication attempts have failed, so I've taken Deb's advice to just coexist with it. NEVER plant it. It came with my house. Very few plants can compete with it, so I've spent a lot of money on shade plants in this bed that just can't compete with the goutweed, unfortunately , and they don't return the following year. Astilbe are ok here. Plus the Japanese iris look promising.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Mar 14, 2014 4:16 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thanks, looks good in the picture. I'm not a big fan of groundcover just for that reason.
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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
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kosk0025
Mar 14, 2014 6:51 PM CST
Confession--I just purchased two of these in full bloom, so they have been coaxed in a greenhouse. Not sure if they will be a March bloomer for me in the future or not. Very fragrant.

Clematis armandii 'Apple Blossom'



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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Mar 15, 2014 10:44 AM CST
I love that clematis, Kosk. Good luck with it. I had one but it succumbed to some leaf problem. It's such a pretty blossom.
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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
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Mar 15, 2014 7:30 PM CST
Pics from my yard today. Purple anemone, red anemone, pasque flower, pasque flower, daff
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Mar 16, 2014 9:33 AM CST
All gorgeous. I am so envious. Oregon is a place I would love to live. It seems made for all the flowers I love. I have tried hellebore once or twice but not successful. I think I over did the wet and shady part. Up here that is almost a dead zone. Shady as in no direct sun at all. I have pasque flowers that get bigger clumps each year in the full sun. About the first to show their fuzzy little buds even with snow all around and front on the buds. Love them also.
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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Ideas: Level 1
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kosk0025
Mar 16, 2014 10:40 AM CST
Pic from my back deck at one corner of the yard. Happy St. Urho's Day to the Finns out there!
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