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Easiest way to get Hellebores for FREE

Updated: Apr 3

Here's a little secret that could transform your winter garden without breaking the bank.

We're diving into the world of Hellebores, those elegant, early bloomers that add a touch of magic to any landscape. And guess what? You can grow them for free!

How to expand your Hellebore collection without spending a dime

1. Baby seedlings: Nature's gifts

Picture this: it's early spring, and you're wandering through your garden, admiring the awakening of nature. Suddenly, you spot tiny seedlings peeking out from the ground around your Hellebores.

These are free plants! Ready to be transplanted and nurtured in their new homes.

With shiny green leaves atop delicate stalks, these baby Hellebores are easily mistaken for weeds, so double check the video above to make sure you're focusing on the right plant.

How to dig them up:

Simply scoop them up gently with a trowel, preserving as much soil around the roots as possible, and relocate them to where they'll thrive or put them in small pots.

2. Let them self seed

One of the most magical aspects of Hellebores is their ability to self-seed, creating a tapestry of colors and shapes throughout your garden.

By allowing these beauties to scatter their seeds, you're inviting a symphony of colors to grace your landscape. That's because the seeded plants will not be a complete copy of the mother plant. The pollination process has changed that for you.

Who knows what delightful surprises await as each new seedling emerges?

3. Careful propagation

While Hellebores may not adore being divided, with a little care and attention, you can propagate them to expand your collection.

Late autumn is the ideal time to propagate by division, and I'll delve deeper into the process in our video. With patience and gentleness, you can create new Hellebore plants to adorn your garden or share with fellow plant lovers.

Now, let's talk about the resilience of these captivating flowers. Unlike some finicky blooms, Hellebores are sturdy souls that can be planted year-round, as long as the ground isn't frozen solid.

Keep an eye out for bargain finds at garden centers, even during the summer months. Once they find their spot in your garden, they prefer to stay put, so choose their location wisely.

Of course, no garden journey is without its challenges. For Hellebores, the main adversary is leaf spot, a pesky fungal infection that can mar their foliage. But, with vigilance and prompt action, you can keep your Hellebores looking their best by removing any affected leaves as soon as they appear.

Growing Hellebores doesn't have to be an expensive endeavor.

With a keen eye, a bit of patience, and a love for nature's gifts, you can expand your Hellebore collection without spending a dime.


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Hi! I'm Lars (Denmark).

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