Hellebore in your garden

first visit after the winter.It seems everything is familiar and alien at the same time.My native land every spring raises nagging feeling of pity.All these branches of bald, bare trees, withered leaves underfoot, the remaining islands of snow, half wet bare patches of land.How do you want greenery!

If something similar and excites you, throw bags, if someone wants to eat or drink - let him open house, and even change clothes, and then you can do.But how much fun can be obtained by wandering silently on the site alone, albeit temporary.

And then require everyone who came to appreciate the splendor. hellebore .Who better than he can prove that the end of winter and spring is fully come into its own?Suppose further that at times comes, snow, let it freezes in the morning, but if hellebore flowers - spring has come to the garden!

hellebore - it's just a dream come to life grower.Not afraid of the cold, no snow.During his stamina and he was called - hellebore.And no wonder: the delicate flowers hellebore

withstand temperatures down to - 6C.

Rarely what plants can be compared with hellebore by the number of stories, in which he mentioned. One legend says , that hellebore were found near the crib, where Christ was born in a different tradition - the ancient healers of the East believed hellebore one of six magical plants of our world , but warned mortals, because according to legend, hellebore ablesummon demons, so the only true healer can hold the secrets of this plant.

Florists like hellebore for resistance to frost, early spring flowering and evergreen foliage.Yes, and basal leaves of hellebore lovely - large, on long petioles, are palmate stopovidnye or, in some species, they remain green all winter.

Leaves all kinds of hellebore similar - long petiole with a round plate in outline, almost to the base of a cut by 5 or more lobes.Wintering leaves a tough, leathery and join the new spring leaves, until all will be replaced with new ones.Nezimuyuschie - more gentle to the touch.

underground part - it's short and thick rhizome branched with numerous and very strong black roots.The roots of hellebore - poisonous !!! stems reach a height of 20-50 cm. The large, slightly drooping flowers attractive for its sepals, colored in green, white, pink, purple and violet tones, sometimes with dots and stripes.

just a few days with temperatures above freezing and brave hellebore bloom buds in a totally not suitable for the other colors of the year.Very hardy plants bloom for a long time even with small frosts.If, unfortunately, very cold still ruin the first flowers, the new buds readily replace them, and again will bravely bloom.

There are not so many kinds of hellebore, and, in most cases, it's a great, -free plant , though slowly growing.Hellebore, cute, shade tolerance , but likes rich soil, partial shade, and can not stand when his transplant or divide more frequently than once every 5 years, well, and pour it too should not be.

only smelly and Corsican hellebore can suffer from frost, but is it really so scary, because you can cover the spruce branches, or something.But hellebore blooms literally from under the snow.

How nice to admire the hellebore, arriving in the early to mid-April, when they are together with the earliest crocuses peep from thawed.Flowers are valiantly, defenseless, in its fragility, and so strong, in their desperate courage.

Overexposure hellebore..Purchased in the spring of imported high-quality hellebore difficult, but all you can overdo on the windowsill.The main thing - to keep them almost dry and preferably cool.Beach them - rot.

can try to overdo hellebore, planted in a pot or in the loggia or balcony, but make sure that the temperature was not more than + 11-15S.And even it requires very moderate watering, almost risk.Well, as without risk, but in this case, as a flower?Always ensure yourself that beginners should keep, well, if not all, then at least you personally - definitely!Therefore, no soaks, except in fungicides.

When buying spine in a blister pack a good look at the spine is difficult, and the presence - absence of the living kidney, too, is no easy matter.A root should not be too dry, otherwise it is not a plant, and the waste of money and, most importantly, hope.

Doubtful spine just better not to take, well, and if you have, then the first step is to check whether there is rot, Corrupted - cut off to atone in Maxim, you can (if that) and just anoint zelenochkoy.What sort of rastyushka that is not spoiled the blood and nerves ?!This value and will not be, and if everything is gained, it is particularly valuable!So, all healed - and dry plant: land - barely wet, poor, watered by the pallet.

And good luck to you!