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Hellebores

HELLEBORES

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“Lenten Rose”

At the first job I had as a grower in a small green house in fall, eight (8) weeks till Christmas I was handed a box of plants to grow for Christmas, the label said it they a plant called Lenten Rose. There were little or no instructions just plant and keep cool until they bloom around Christmas. They were add to the other plants I was growing to compete with the Poinsettias that were Lenten Rose Beverywhere in the greenhouse.

This was well before the first perennial boom of the seventies (70’s) and they did well as pot plants but I pinched the remainder of those not sold. If I had only known the value and worth of these plants, I would have put them into the perennial plant section I was growing for spring.

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BUSH CLEMATIS “SERIOUS BLACK”

 

 

While doing research on my article on new varieties I ran across this variety Clematis recta SERIOUS BLACK™ (AKA Clematis recta ‘Lime Close’) (Bush Clematis)—Completely different than all the other Clematis offered, SERIOUS BLACK™ is a bush type rather than a vine typeClematis Media Black and it can stand up on its own but also is the perfect companion for taller perennials. It is easily grown in decorative patio containers as well. Continue reading