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mrguppy3(8)March 12, 2013

hi guys posted a pic of one of my hellebores hope you like.

This post was edited by mrguppy3 on Tue, Mar 12, 13 at 17:45

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mrguppy3(8)

and another, cant seem to work out how to post more than one? mainly because i am computor illiterate i suppose.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 7:15PM
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AsarumGreenPanda(z6 MA)

Those are beautiful. Just curious: did you grow them from seed?

Mine are budded but only just opening in this colder-than-normal spring.

Thanks for the lovely pictures.

Amanda

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 8:03PM
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mrguppy3(8)

Hi amanda
I am an amanda too.
Yes i hand pollinate and pick the best for the garden i have been growing hellebores for 14 years, some times i get some real gems amongst the also rans of which i move on to the church stall or sell at car boot sales.we have this awful sudden cold spell at the moment and all of them have flopped over apart from the ones i am pollinating in the green house.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 9:21PM
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claysoil(z6 PA)

Thanks for sharing! Is the top one "freckled"? Or what do you call the pattern?

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 10:44PM
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mrguppy3(8)

Hi claysoil.yes i suppose it is freckled its an anemone centered one that appeared amongst a batch of doubles.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 3:22PM
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Fleur(z5)

Those are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 8:12AM
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timhensley_gw

The first one is stunning!!

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 2:16PM
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mrguppy3(8)

thank you all for the nice comments.
had a bad double chill this year which knocked most of them back so some of the stems of the taller ones are all bent and mishapen due to a freezing week then a real mild spell which then went back to freezing .

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 4:07AM
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spicedmonday

Mrguppy3 -- Your photos are beautiful. Can you tell me the name of your Hellebores? Just stunning!

    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 7:47PM
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mrguppy3(8)

hi spicedmonday. thank you, glad you like them.addictive arnt they.
i dont really have names for them as they are just ones that i have bred.
though the bottom picture i have nicknamed rasberryripple just for me as it is one that i am line breeding to get the stripes as strong as possible.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 2:24PM
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swarmina

wow! That is fascinating! How do you breed them? I love these! Do you have any links that explain how that works? I would love to read about it. I can barely keep the weeds down here, so would never be able to do it, but I would love to just know how the process works. It looks like you are doing a fantastic job at it! :)

    Bookmark   April 29, 2013 at 10:38AM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Very beautiful.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 11:24PM
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