Garden Talent: Herald Winter With Pine Knot Farm Hellebores

Posted by on December 8, 2014

Before the wisteria blooms and daffodils begin their spring-time dance, and before the tulips turn your head, hellebores will begin a celebration in the garden as the harbinger of late winter. Nestled in a woodland setting in Clarksville, VA, near the North Carolina border, is Pine Knot Farms, a 60-acre parcel, with 5 acres as […]


Peek at the ground for winter flowers peaking through

Posted by on January 16, 2018

Hellebores (Helleborus ×hybridus) flowers will last through April.  What we think of as hellebore flowers are similar to bracts, like Poinsettias. This gives the effect of long lasting flowers. Hellebores are shade tolerant, especially in the South, but tolerate a wide range of light conditions. An ideal location for hellebores is in the shade of […]


March inspiration

Posted by on March 4, 2017

Surprise awaits within the month of March. As the Earth transitions from winter to spring, March can be unstable. Like an adolescent, March has mood swings–wild winds followed by steely calm; widely fluctuating day and evening air temperatures, and flowers blooming in barren soil. March also brings birthday wishes for me. My mind welcomed the […]