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And Then It’s Hellebore Season

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Helleborus 5 hybridus in the NPA Borders at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Photograph by Lynne Harrison

It has been the editor’s dream to focus on this important group of garden plants from the standpoint of a gardener on American soils, particularly those of the West Coast. We are fortunate in having a new masterpiece on the subject, Hellebores: A Comprehensive Guide (reviewed on page 12). One of the co-authors, C Colston Burrell, is familiar to gardeners throughout the West Coast through his lectures, garden show appearances, and workshops on garden writing. Cole understands the West Coast better than most nationally recognized garden writers. He joins several other hellebore enthusiasts in providing articles for this special issue featuring the genus Helleborus in gardens of the West Coast.
As this issue was coming together in late summer, Cole was feted at a birthday celebration in Portland, Oregon. The Chorus of the Goddess Flora (and Deadheading Society) rose to the occasion with the following tribute to Cole’s favorite subject.

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