Hello Hellebore Lovers!

The Hellebore Hurrah! Opening Weekend is this weekend February 27th-March 1st, 2015. We have over 90 different kinds of hellebores this year for your gardening pleasure including a very exciting selection of the rarest form of Lenten rose: the anemone centre or semi-double. In previous years there may be just a handful of anemones amongst a few thousand hellebores. This year the ratio is much better!

Anemone centres or semi-double hellebores are the rarest forms of hellebore. They have a beautiful mass of colourful ruffles in a ring around the centre of each flower. Each one is different and they are highly collectible. These anemone centres hail from the Winter Jewels Cherry Blossom strain bred by Marietta O'Byrne. Here are pictures of some of the anemone centres available at the Hellebore Hurrah! Feb 27-Mar 1, 2015. First come, first serve! In the past we've only ever had a few anemone centres but this year we have many! Here are some pictures I took of them today:

Want to see more of our anemones? View our Facebook Photo Album to see the rest.

Full details of the Hellebore Hurrah! are included below. We hope to see you this weekend!

Yours in Hellebores, Gary and the Phoenicians


Opening Weekend 2015
The 11th Annual
Hellebore Hurrah!
Celebrating early spring and all things Hellebore

February 27th-March 1st, 2015

Spring is here again with all its magic and promise. Once again we'll be offering one of the largest and most exciting selections of hellebores in North America!

This year we continue to amaze with an incredible selection of different species, cultivars and strains of Hellebores sourced from some of the best breeders in North America and around the world. We will also be offering a new workshop on hellebore containers. Mark your calendars! You won't want to miss this weekend of spring beauty and inspiration!

The Hellebore Hurrah! Catalogue 2015
92 Different Hellebores!

The Hellebore Hurrah! Catalogue includes information on hellebores and their cultivation, the breeders whose hellebores we'll be offering plus a catalogue of most of 90+ different species and cultivars that will be available at the Hurrah! Enjoy, but beware! Hellebores are addictive! We have also included ideas for hellebore companions, some of which we will have available at the Hurrah!

The catalogue is in pdf format. Click on the link to open it. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it which you can download for free from the Adobe Site. Once opened you can save the catalogue to your computer or print it for detailed study and pre-shopping.


New Workshop!
Hellebore Containers to Die For
Saturday Feb. 28th at the Hellebore Hurrah! at 11am
Instructor: Kate Herring

This is a fun hands-on workshop for gardeners of all levels who are interested in learning how to successfully create gorgeous perennial containers that will look amazing starting from early spring onwards (for months). You'll integrate hellebores and other early spring interest plants. After some practical and design instruction each participant will plant up and take home their own fabulous container. $14 per person includes two hours of fun and frolic and your potting soil. Plants not included.

More Info and Register

Gary Across the Airwaves and in Print!

Breakfast Television
The Breakfast Television Live Eye Crew with host Dawn Chubai came down to the nursery to chat about fragrant early spring plants you can enjoy in the dark, colourful and magical hellebores to grace your daytime garden, hellebore containers to die for for patios and small spaces AND the nasty chafer beetle with my friend and landscaper Chad from Pointe Gardening.

If the window above doesn't work, click here to view the video.


Gardening 101 with Jeff DeJong
on CFAX AM 1070!

You can also listen to me chatting with Jeff DeJong on Gardening 101 on Victoria's CFAX 1070 about Hellebores and Companions. Click the link to listen to the podcast:

If the link above doesn't work, click here to listen to the podcast.


Savvy Gardening Hellebore Q&A

Garden writer Tara Nolan at Savvy Gardening is ready for her first hellebore and had some questions for me about this incredible group of plants. Click on the article below to see the full version.

Read the Full Version of the Article on Savvy Gardening


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Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.
One of the largest and most exciting selections of perennials in the Lower Mainland.
3380 No. 6 Road, Richmond (Between Bridgeport and Cambie)
Please visit our web page for information on the nursery, driving directions and a map.
We are near the south end of the Knight Street Bridge and very easy to get to from all of the surrounding municipalities and beyond.

Opening Dates and Hours
February 27th to November 1st, 2015

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