I moved the poor dear last summer during a hot dry spell. While it isn't the most glamorous place to be planted it gets so much more sun.
She took to her new home with glee. She settled in and then sent out several beautiful blooms.
This winter she has had several orange/red hips.
I got out this afternoon and put some chicken wire around the base. I hope this deters the hungry critters.
While out today I cut back the blackened hellebore leaves so we can see the blooms better. Mainly the hellebores that get the most sun have the big buds. Others are still developing.
Just seeing the hellebore buds and the Witch Hazel Diane about to burst into bloom awakens my enthusiasm for spring. I realize it is a little early but when January bowed out with a whopping 7.2 degrees above average temperature range and February first is warm too, I can only expect a warm spring ahead. All we need now is a spot of rain. How about you? Are you thinking spring yet?