Lenten Rose- the beautiful blooms of lenten roses add color to late winter and early spring gardens. Flowers come in shades of pink, white, cream, green, and purple with attractive evergreen foliage. Lenten roses (also called hellebores), some of the best plants you can grow in partly shaded borders. Plant them in masse, or pair them with ferns or hostas. They prefer slightly moist, well drained soil amended with organic matter. Once established, they can be drought tolerant; they're also deer resistant. Buy at your local nursery or online. http://plantdelights.com
Try these hellebore hybrids
March is the best time to prep your beds for planting. You can also add cool weather blooms such as dianthus, calendulas, and nasturtiums. Set out cool weather vegetables such as collards, broccoli, kale, English Peas, and Spinach (Southern Living March, 2015).
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