It's been several years since I've made it down to Marietta and Ernie O'Bryne's Northwest Garden Nursery. The photos below are from a trip to the garden in 2005. It will be fun to see the inevitable changes and developments.
Generally open only by appointment, the nursery also hosts annual Hellebore Open Days, the first of which is this Saturday the 19th. You can find all of their 2011 dates here. I'm heading down this Saturday with friends to see if I can score a few choice additions for my gardens. They're "it" in terms of hellebore breeding with the masterful hybridizing they've accomplished with this beautiful, garden-worthy perennial. I'm sure I won't have a problem finding a treasure or two to tote home.
But there's more to see in the garden than hellebores! The overall garden is gorgeous. And it's tops in terms of wonderful wintertime structure too -- as evidenced in this photo that was taken mid-February in 2005.