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Showing posts with label Helleboe. Show all posts
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

How to enjoy Hellebore in the house



The beautiful Hellebore (Lenten Rose) is showing up everywhere.



Their exotic looks make them a favorite.




Once they drop their seeds,  place in a little water and let mature.  They will stay like this for months.





In my garden they bloom at the same time as my daffodils






The flower on the right has formed its seed pod.  Now is the time to cut them and they will last for days in water. 





When they are at this earlier stage,  cut a slit with a sharp knife along the entire stem and place all the way up to their heads in water overnight in a dark and cool place.







Prop their heads up a bit so you can see into their beautiful faces.    Insert a 2 to 3 inch long piece of florist wire into the side of the stem and through the head of the flower, make a little hook at the end and pull back until you can't see the wire.








Have you noticed  how beautiful their leaves are?  I use them throughout the year for many flower arrangements. 

Have a great remainder of the week my dear 
Blogging Friends.

Gina   


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