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Carlo

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Why we love Helleborus niger...
« on: January 05, 2010, 05:59:17 PM »
Here http://bestc.am/dxB6R is a little iPhonery that pretty well illustrates what I love best about Helleborus niger...how can you say anything bad about such a plant?
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Re: Why we love Helleborus niger...
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2010, 06:03:53 PM »
The same reason so many love snowdrops - doing the business when other plants are out of sight.

Good shot.

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Re: Why we love Helleborus niger...
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010, 06:04:06 PM »
and you take photos of your food also!
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Re: Why we love Helleborus niger...
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010, 06:08:42 PM »
Yes Mark, you might say that I shoot my food (usually before I consume it--but there's a great post-prandial shot of those porgys). Food photography is second only to garden photography in my picture-taking passions. 
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Re: Why we love Helleborus niger...
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010, 08:34:17 PM »
A beautiful picture Carlo, thank you for posting it.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: Why we love Helleborus niger...
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2010, 08:49:47 PM »
Thanks Lesley...
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Re: Why we love Helleborus niger...
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2010, 10:15:06 PM »
Carlo,

I have had a Helleborus niger in flower here for the last couple of weeks too.  It did it last year as well.  Somewhat confused I think.  ;D  Maybe it is just wishing it was in cooler climes instead of here.  ::)
Cheers.

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Min winter temp -8 or -9C. Max summer temp 40C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only.

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Re: Why we love Helleborus niger...
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2010, 07:38:09 PM »
I love the idea but mine likes to flower at Easter ???  Right now it is thoroughly flat even though it is mostly clear of snow.
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