Cherry Ong often shares her travels to other gardens in our GPOD on the Road feature, but today we’re in her beautiful home garden in British Columbia, looking at the flowers of late winter and early spring.
Kingston Cardinal’s companion hellebore in the same bed, also 15 years old, is Helleborus × hybridus ‘Goldfinch.’ This one suffered from botrytis several years ago, and I tried my best to save it. To me, it looks much better, but there are still traces of it. Hopefully it will continue to get better and I can keep the plant for a lifetime.
Here are the first blooms of Narcissus bulbodicum ‘Spoirot’ (Zones 4–8). Who can resist these hoopskirt flowers? I tried planting some in containers last year and am still waiting for the flowers.
I’m not really sure about the name of this hellebore in my backyard; it might be Helleborus × hybridus ‘Apricot Blush.’ It’s definitely a Marietta O’Byrne hellebore. I love her entire collection of winter jewels and wish I had the space to grow them all!
Saxifraga × geum ‘Dentata’ (Zones 6–9) is so easy to grow. It’s unbelievable how it’s grown into such a huge mass from one little pot.
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