Here is an after. This helebore was given to me and I can't remember the name of it but it is my best bloomer this year. It has such beautiful white blooms.
Here is an up close photo.
The helebores in my garden that used to be my best bloomers were overtaken by ferns last year. So I spent some time digging out ferns. I wish I had a place for them but unfortunately I don't. I guess I could put them in the side lot and let them go rampant. There are a few wet places they would probably adore.
As you can see the hellebores don't look very happy. After I dug out the ferns I put some nice compost around them.
The only other thing blooming in my garden now are the yellow crocus. They had their sweet little faces wide open to catch the few sun rays that graced our area today.
I still haven't seen a bee or a butterfly. Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and warm. I am ever hopeful. Have you had any insects in your garden yet this year?