In mid-December I ordered snowdrops "in the green" from Carolyn's Shade Gardens. Since then I've resisted the siren call of on-line ordering. Everything always looks and sounds wonderful in catalogs and on the computer, but there's nothing like personal experience to guide plant purchases.
So here's a recommendation for anyone looking to add Hellebores to their garden. My newest Hellebore purchase, a white-flowered double variety Helleborus x hybrida 'Sparkling Diamond,' is a stunner. I purchsed this locally from The Flower Factory in 2012.
It came through our horrid winter last year and looked like this in its first season of bloom. I've never had a Hellebore perform so well so quickly, and am confident to recommend it — at least to local gardeners.