How to Condition Hellebores

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How to Condition Hellebores

Hellebores are one of the most charismatic of Spring flowers, available in a huge array of colours, forms and patterns - but they can be such difficult flowers to keep alive!

In our prior experience, if a Hellebore could wilt twice, it absolutely would, and believe us, we’d tried everything to keep them alive - stripping them of their leaves, boiling the ends of the stems - nothing seemed to work to keep their stems strong and their petals hydrated … until Joseph developed this handy little conditioning technique that is.

If you’ve also been frustrated with how to keep Hellebores alive, check out the video tutorial below. Since implementing this technique we've been able to harvest stems straight from the garden and keep them fresh in a vase for over ten days - ten days - when previously we’d struggled to keep them alive for ten hours! We’ve tested this technique over the past few months on a variety of different Hellebores, both purchased from a wholesaler, and fresh out of the garden, and have found solid success with all varieties.

We promise this technique really is a game changer, and we can’t wait to share it with you!

Check out the video below.

If you'd like to purchase the tools that I used in this project, I've got you covered - I've compiled a list of some of the tools featured, which you can find right HERE. Take a look and let me know if you have any questions!

We hope you enjoyed this new Hellebore processing technique - be sure to try it out yourself, and of course let us know how you get on!

Happy Thursday!

Team Joseph Massie