You know what I discovered recently?
I actually only have two hellebores in my garden and they’re not very exciting hellebores at that.
Out at my favourite nursery, Southlands, Thomas had all sorts of these beautiful guys. I love winter bloomers.
Is it me or have I blinked and suddenly there are about a million exciting new cultivars from the boring old Winter and Lenten Rose types? Look at the ruffles and spots and variegation! Have to look around my own hood for houses which will be demolished this spring and go
steal save a few.
The Southlands neighbourhood is a very bucolic country gentry life neighbourhood, with horses and stables and rural life right in the heart of a big cosmopolitan city. It ends at one arm of the Fraser River and the Vancouver airport is on an island just beyond.
It might look bucolic and country charming, but the average price of houses starts somewhere around $5,000,000 and goes up from there. One particular house overlooking the path and river is listed at $12,000,000 and has 5 bedrooms 5 bathrooms, about 5000 square ft, and an average city lot. Buying a house in Vancouver means that you can probably afford a house anywhere else in the world…except maybe New York, London or Tokyo.
But it is beautiful here. Blooming trees and pussy willows and horses in back yards.
Sharing with Judith and the mosaic bunch. 😀