This very plant was featured in this photo, taken February 27, 2009 that was honored with an award, read the story here.
As thrilling as that was, when my friend, the delightful and talented Lisa of Greenbow Gardens and her artistic side blog,Artsy Endeavors came here to the Fairegarden last May while traveling to the 2012 Fling in Asheville with Rose and Becky, she gifted me with her rendition of the 2009 bee and hellebore shot. Tears of gratitude fell as hugs were exchanged. This watercolor is displayed with pride on a shelf and brings a smile every single day. Thank you, Lisa. Your friendship is treasured, even as are the bees and the hellebores that make the winter garden sing with joy.