I am the creator of the blog awaytogarden.com, and a Hudson Valley gardener for more than 20 years. I’m eager to foster conversation and the exchange of information among local gardeners here in my area–and areas elsewhere. Tell me if you want a new board for another region, and I can create it. for you. In my garden right now, the hellebores are starting to really bloom under my old apples…the photo was taken in later April about a year ago.