It concerns one of my favorite flowers.
The Hellebore shown here with daffodils.
When my garden has nothing to offer and everything looks neglected and sad,
I can count on Hellebore to show their fascinating faces.
Then they bloom for months and love to be paired with other flowers.
Here is the question;
I have read that one must remove last year's leaves by the end of Fall to make room for new growth in the Spring.
See the new flower buds in the middle? They will bloom in a few days.
I have always left the old leaves on the plant so that they would help protect the new growth from the below freezing temperatures.
I think that it also protects the little seedlings which have volunteered from the falling seed pods.
Every morning they are laying down, frozen solid, and by noon they have recovered.
Do you grow Hellebore?
Do you remove all of the old leaves in the Fall so that there will be room for new growth in the Spring, as was recommended by a famous garden expert.
I would love to know.
Have a great weekend my dear friends,