With Daylight Savings Time newly in place for another season, spring is very close. In anticipation, we are having a giveaway. Up on offer is one of the two hellebores shown, and a gift certificate for $50 to the Natural Gardener Garden Store. If you are new to gardening, you might spend the money on a pot, some soil and a trowel so you can plant your new hellebore. If you are an experienced gardener, perhaps Bob has something in his store to excite you. Either way, the winner decides which hellebore is selected.
How to Win
So how do you win? It’s easy – just add a comment to this article and tell us what you like the most about spring in Kitsilano. It might be the sight or scent of your favorite spring plant, perhaps a memory triggered by the added light of the longer days: you tell us. A comment will get your name into the hat. I’ll make the draw Friday, March 15. Then I will add a comment to the article, identifying the winner.
Helleborus niger ‘Snow Frills’. Photo credit: M. Brehaut
More About Hellebores
Hellebores are low maintenance all season plants. The leaves look great for most of the year and the late winter blooms are harbingers of a new season. They work in the shade but can easily manage half sun. Of the two available, one is a bigger plant and the other is a bit more rare.
So leave a comment if you think you have a spot for a hellebore, and good luck.