Create splendid winter combinations like this one. Choose easy-to-grow evergreen plants that will add texture and color to the garden from fall to spring. Combine the narrow arching creamy-yellow leaves of Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' (Sedge) with the exceptionally dark foliage of Euphorbia 'Blackbird' (Spurge) or the glistening purple black stems of Cornus alba 'Kesselringii' (Tatarian Dogwood). Interplant the pretty blooms of Christmas Roses (Hellebores).

Prized for their abundant winter or early spring blooms and attractive foliage, Hellebores (Helleborus) are invaluable additions to the shade garden and provide gardeners with some of the greatest pleasures in winter. Ranked by some as amongst the top 10 high-performance perennials, these harbingers of spring are tough, cold-hardy, deer or rabbit resistant and easy to grow perennials. Most Hellebores enjoy an evergreen foliage which remains handsome year-round and provides multiseason interest. 

This simple but striking partnership is easy to re-create and will please all onlookers. As an added bonus, it is deer resistant. Enjoy!