I think I need to try this arrangement out. The rustic nature of the rope wrapped around the root ball; just enough to keep it together is beautiful and so precisely right for the season.
The hellebores that I planted last season right out side my kitchen window are buried in about 15 inches of snow now. I hope that, true to their word, they will find a way to poke through in a few months with beautiful flowers such as this one.
image from ikea.