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Geo F-W
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Wow Saori! What a great collection! I love 20 & 24!
But...Are you Saori on the Facebook group Heavenly Hellebores?  ;)

Some of Koen Van Poucke, Martine Lemmonier and Thierry Delabroye :

Geoffrey F-Winterspoon.
Arras, Northern France, USDA zone 8 (temps min -12°c), cool and humid summer and cool winter.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29627653@N04/sets/72157627728518944/

Geo F-W
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A little more...

Geoffrey F-Winterspoon.
Arras, Northern France, USDA zone 8 (temps min -12°c), cool and humid summer and cool winter.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29627653@N04/sets/72157627728518944/

cohan
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Some very interesting colours, Geoffrey!

Amy- I'm still not an actual NARGS member, the seed-ex would be the only reason to join (no clubs to attend near enough) so it hasn't happened yet...

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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cohan, Three years ago I managed to get 3 from Canadian Tire, I think it was.  I bought them about 6 weeks into the "garden centre season" and didn't pay too much, maybe $6.00 each? They aren't species which I would prefer, but what the heck ! I'm going to try some more from seed, but for now the ones I have are doing great ( at least I hope they still are .... ) and the flowers last for the longest time.  For all I know they may have turned up at Canadian Tire by mistake, but I'll check there again this year, just in case.

Faith S.   Gardening in central Alberta climate, from min. -44 c to max. 36+ C. ( not often! ) Avg. annual precip. ~ 48 cm  Altitude ~ 820 m. Have "frying pan gardens" up around the house, and also some woodland areas down the pa

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Geoffrey, yours are not bad either! You have some really nice gems there!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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cohan wrote:

Some very interesting colours, Geoffrey!

Amy- I'm still not an actual NARGS member, the seed-ex would be the only reason to join (no clubs to attend near enough) so it hasn't happened yet...

Cohan...I would still encourage you to join NARGS for the seed-ex and the quarterly..but if that's not going to happen another way to get free Hellebore seed is to join the Hellebore group on Yahoo groups. They have a lively discussion and a free seed-ex. I get loads of great seed from this group from all over the country!! Give it a look-see. :D

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

Lori S.
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Your hellebores are absolutely wonderful, Michael and Saori and Geoffrey! (Hope I didn't miss anyone there, in that beautiful parade of spring blooms.)  The doubles, bicolours, apricot tones, and the oh-so-dark ones are especially captivating to me!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

RickR
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Glorious flowers, Geoffrey!  That hybrid H. torquatus flower has the attraction of a double with the eloquence of a single!  :o  It looks like the plant inherited the beautiful foliage of the species, too.

I plan on hand pollinating my Helleborus purpurascens this season.  Protecting the pistil from contamination won't be as easy as Lillium spp.  If I am successful, I'll offer the seed them here on the Forum.  They open pollinated easily with lots of seed, so it should work.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Saori
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Thanks everybody for the nice comments!

I've been enjoying looking at everyone's beautiful flowers.

Cohen, joining the NARGS is great! The Rock Garden Quarterly is really good and the seed exchange is wonderful! You will be amazed to see lots of very rare seeds that you won't find anywhere else.

Geoffrey, I love your collection! I especially like the pink flower with yellow nectaries! It must be one of Thierry's creations, right?

Geo wrote:

But...Are you Saori on the Facebook group Heavenly Hellebores?  ;)

Yes, I'm the same Saori. :P  Nice meeting here, as well! ;)

From the beautiful Pacific Northwest, USA,
where summer is mild and dry but winter is dark and very wet... USDA Zone 7b or 8 (depends on the year)

 

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AmyO wrote:

cohan wrote:

Some very interesting colours, Geoffrey!

Amy- I'm still not an actual NARGS member, the seed-ex would be the only reason to join (no clubs to attend near enough) so it hasn't happened yet...

Cohan...I would still encourage you to join NARGS for the seed-ex and the quarterly..but if that's not going to happen another way to get free Hellebore seed is to join the Hellebore group on Yahoo groups. They have a lively discussion and a free seed-ex. I get loads of great seed from this group from all over the country!! Give it a look-see. :D

Thanks, Amy- I should give the yahoo group a look :) I wouldn't  ask for seed coming into the group  without something to contribute though, but its okay, no hurry!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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