The hellebores flower early and are looking so chic...........some flowers are just inherently in good taste and the hellebore is one of them. They have a simplicity and charm that I adore. The winter is a hard time for the stylish garden................I rely on clipped box, evergreen jasmine and a few other staples but usually give up and pray for the spring to come and with it the excitement of what grows. We have been there for over thirty years and the garden has grown and developed around us. Used as an outside dining room it is planted with predominantly perfumed white flowering plants. I wanted the garden to look good in the dark for dinners 'al fresco' in the summer.