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.

3 Comments on “Magical Hellebores at HoneyHill Farms Nursery”

  • janet February 19th, 2010 2:24 am

    OMG gorgeousness! I want that huge deep plum blossom!

  • Najla Hazeem February 19th, 2010 2:52 am

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    Those colors are amazing!!

  • Jamie Bosworth February 19th, 2010 7:42 pm

    Nice article, Francois… you brought the magic out. His flowers are so wonderful!

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