Each year, as winter grinds through
its frosty paces, the garden becomes drabber and more forlorn. If it weren't for one generous plant, the scene would be unremittingly dismal. But luckily there is one trusty standby, a plant that seems oblivious to cold and grey, flowering when nothing else will and thereby earning my devotion. Let's hear it for the valiant hellebore:
`The Abiding Sense of the Inevitable' - In the final phrase of an email devoted to other matters, Norm Sibum told me Christopher Middleton was dead. I knew the English poet and translator largely...
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