While it's too early for helebores by a couple months here at Oak Lawn, that's not the case everywhere. I recently enjoyed Randy's posts at http://rlephoto.blogspot.com . Randy does already have helebores coming into bloom and they are lovely. You may want to pay a visit. I was asking Randy how he deals with the hundreds of seedlings that can occur around a parent plant. I would be very interested in knowing your experiences as well in this regard. Do you deadhead/destroy the seedlings/ leave them as they are/ transplant them/etc? What has been the result for you after a few years? Please share in the comment section!
...and now a symphony of hellebores from my own collection over the past three years or so... take care, Larry