While other plants are fast asleep, these evergreen perennials spring up early to put on a show in your garden.
Photo: Ralph Anderson,
Hellebores, or Lenten roses, get their ecclesiastical nickname from their growing season. It begins in winter and extends into spring, surrounding the season of Lent. Barry Glick has the staggering collection of the flower―more than 100,000―and knows each plant on his 60-acre Renick, West Virginia nursery, Sunshine Farms and Gardens. “They’re kinda like snowflakes,” he explains. “Each bloom is unique.”
To learn more or to order Barry’s hellebores (and a whole lot of other great plants), visit sunfarm.com.