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A beautiful Hellebore.

A beautiful Hellebore.

I love visiting other people’s gardens.  My dear friend Susan enjoys gardening as much as I do, and invited me along to her friend’s garden.  What a day we had! Sheila and Jim have an amazing garden.

Sheila and Jim's driveway.  I love the trees!

Sheila and Jim’s driveway. I love the trees!

There were many different aspects and sections to their garden; from a kitchen garden, to woodlands, to a peony section, to hellebores!  My favorite section included the hellebores.

A white Hellebore.

A white Hellebore.

Susan laughed when I saw the Hellebore section of the garden.  I practically gasped at their beauty!  Then I sighed, and said that I needed to expand on my single color Hellebore “collection”.  But the purpose of garden tours isn’t to create discontent in my own garden, but to enjoy the beauty of other gardens.  I was glad to be with Susan, who could remind me of that so kindly!

An almost black Hellebore.

An almost black Hellebore.

Near black Hellebore.

Near black Hellebore.

Pure gorgeousness.

Pure gorgeousness.

The colors were simply gorgeous!

A vibrant Hellebore.

A vibrant Hellebore.

I couldn’t get over the different colors and different types of Hellebores! I’m afraid I didn’t get the proper names of the plants.  Another visit to the garden will be necessary for that!

Another Hellebore.

Another Hellebore.

Beautiful Hellebore foliage, too.

Beautiful Hellebore foliage, too.

A closer look.

A closer look.

Hellebores.

Hellebores.

An almost red Hellebore.

An almost red Hellebore.

Pink Hellebore.

Pink Hellebore.

Pale yellow Hellebore.

Pale yellow Hellebore.

The garden included so much more than Hellebores,  but those beauties stole the show for me.

What statues do you have in your garden?

What statues do you have in your garden?

Daffodil season.

Daffodil season.

A closeup.

A closeup.

Lovely color on a rather gray day!

Lovely color on a rather gray day!

Our lovely companion!

Our friendly companion!

These beauties are now in my garden! :-)  I'm so lucky to find gardeners who love to share!

These pretty primrose flowers are now in my garden! 🙂 I’m so lucky to find gardeners who love to share!

Our incredible hosts Sheila and Jim. What a lovely couple they are!

Our incredible hosts Sheila and Jim. What a lovely couple they are!

I didn’t even tell you about the delicious lunch Sheila made for us!  We really didn’t want to leave at all, it was such an enjoyable day.  I’m already looking forward to our next visit to Sheila & Jim’s garden, which I think we arranged for this summer!

Have you visited any gardens recently?  I hope if you did, you were able to bring something home with you, or perhaps you shared with someone else!

Happy Spring! and to my Christian friends, Happy Easter!

Dana

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