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Easy to Grow Hellebores

Easy to Grow Hellebores...

The genus Helleborus covers a group of perennial plants from Europe and Asia. Virtually all are garden worthy, though the acaulescent (stemless) hybrids have become the most popular forms found in gardens. The hellebores form by far the largest and most handsome group of winter flowering herbaceous plants. Throughout the genus there is a wonderful quality of sculptured perfection and classic poise, both of leaf and flower....
Rewarding Red Hot Pokers

Rewarding Red Hot Pokers...

  Red Hot Poker is the common name  for Kniphofia (nee-FOF-ee-a). Not all ‘Red Hot Pokers’ are of that colour,  for nowadays there are hybrids in white, yellow, pale orange and many shades in between. The true Kniphofia are indigenous to Africa — there are approximately 70 species in Africa, and of these 47 occur in the eastern parts of South Africa. One will often find them growing in places as far flung as...