In sun-deprived Washington state, the promise of nice spring weather prompted my friend, Kyleen to start sprucing up the flower box on her deck. We stopped at a nursery in Madison Park and basically wanted everything they sold but without a green-thumb, we were afraid of killing them. The sweet gentleman who worked there gave us wonderful advices.. We picked up an array of ever-green plants that have spring blossoms and can withstand the direct sun-light she gets on her deck. The plant in this particular photo is a type of hellebore called “Candy Love.” There’s something about the upright soft creamy pink flowers above the highly decorative foliage that touches me. They’re aren’t cheap, but if you want a beautiful bloomer that will last, you can’t beat this. The flower will persist for 3-4 months that age to a chocolate pink color. And it is a perennial, so it will re-bloom!