I have been thinking about a little woodland patch right outside my living room window. Last year, I planted hellebores and sweet little epimediums and now I just want more. This year I will plant my spring containers with a composition similar to this cercis planting.
In it, hellebores sit alongside purple leaved heuchera, epimedium, and beneath a beautiful cercis tree that will produce bright pink blossoms on bare branches before leafing out into a beautiful native new England understory tree.
When the hellebores have overstayed their welcome, they will transition to that sweet garden nook where I can snip selections for early spring bouquets.
I love this gorgeous hand tied grouping of hellebore and pieris from Marigold & Mint.
If you are looking for planting ideas for the very early sping cutting garden – Pierus (as knows as Andromeda) is an easy shrub that blooms early and makes for a great combination to the nodding blooms of a collection of hellebores.
(Images: John Gruen and Marigold and Mint)