From a press release by Piccadilly Farm:
The public is invited to stroll the grounds of Piccadilly Farm to view thousands of Hellebores (Lenten Roses) in full bloom on Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3, from 10-4. Forget the gloom of winter and welcome the arrival of spring while viewing an amazing mass display of colorful flowers in beautiful shades of white, pink, rose, burgundy, and purple. Hellebore Days at Piccadilly Farm has been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times.
|Hellebores in bloom in Mary Ann's garden|
Hellebores are an excellent hardy evergreen ground cover for dry shady gardens and flower in late winter when few other plants are in bloom. Virtually maintenance free, Hellebores are easy to grow and once established, they sneer at drought, do not need irrigation, and are ignored by deer and other pests. For those unable to attend the event, the Hellebores will continue to be lovely through March. This weekend begins the spring retail season for the nursery which will be open each Friday and Saturday through the end of May. Hellebores will be available for purchase in addition to conifers, other shade perennials, shrubs, and small trees.
Piccadilly Farm is located at 1971 Whippoorwill Road, Bishop, GA, 30621, south of Athens near Watkinsville. This event is free and open to the public. Walking is required. For more information, contact Sam Jones at 706.769.6516 or look at the website at www.sites.google.com/site/piccadillyfarm
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