Magical Hellebores at HoneyHill Farms Nursery
Last week I blogged about hellebores and mentioned that I had visited Honeyhill Farms Nursery in Raleigh Hills. Owners Jim and Audrey Metcalfe are hellebore hybridizers. Earlier this week I went back with my friend Jamie Bosworth; she wanted to see and document this magical place.
Thousands of plants were in full bloom and we discovered new treasures in each flowerbed. Jamie’s pictures will tell a much better story than I can narrate. Savor the beauty of these incredible flowers that grace our gardens from early January til April or May. They are such a delight when nothing else is blooming yet in the early winter months.
Mr Jim took us graciously around on his 2 acre farm and answered our many questions. It takes 3 years to find out what the hybridized flowers will look like – so much patience and anticipation… You can find information on the many varieties that they grow and how to care for these jewels on their website.
Call them at 503-292-1817 if you’d like to visit their garden and purchase plants in bloom. Or you can visit them at the Hillsdale Farmers Market on February 21 or on March 7.