hellebores

Nancy Mellen from Hingham, MA has a great attitude towards her garden - her glass (and garden) is more than half full.

"I have included one picture of our antique house in Massachusetts a little more than a year ago. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the end of the snow; by the end of February those front windows had disappeared under the snow. Therefore, I’m loving this mild winter and have included 3 pictures of what is presently blooming. One of my goals has been to have something in bloom all year long. Last year’s winter killed my two  native witchhazels: Hamamelis vernalis which flowers in January/February and Hamamelis virginiana which flowers in October/December. I’ve included pictures of their flowers also. Their flowers are missed and will need to be replaced. A death in the garden always presents a new opportunity for something even better and a time to step back and view what you may have been missing. Thank you for the pictures of others’ gardens as it brightens my days."

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