Monday, February 4, 2008

Sunny with Snow Drops

It was such a beautiful sunny day yesterday I got out and looked to see if any crocus were up yet. Not even any of the greenery of the crocus. What I did find was a little patch of Snow Drops blooming up a storm. Such sweet little things. They always show themselves when I think winter is never going to end. They give me hope for the future. At this time of year I always think I want to get some different varieties of these but haven't done so as yet. I would like to get some that have the flowers facing up or maybe one with the green edges. I have seen pictures of these but I am not sure what they are.
Does anyone have any of the fancier varieties in your garden? Which ones do the best for you??

28 comments:

  1. Lisa,
    Spring has come!(to you anyway). No spring here yet. We still have several inches of snow. The pictures are great. Did you lay on the ground?! You really do have a good eye for photos.

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  2. I've never had snow drops before, I'll have to change that. Lovely winter blooms!

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  3. Hi Beckie, It isn't really spring here. Just a teaser.

    No I didn't lay on the ground. My little point and shoot has a screen that I can tilt so I can get it into odd positions while I am not to take pictures. A great feature if you ever get another camera.

    Hi Robin, Snowdrops are great. I have read there are many different types I just haven't ventured out too far. They are the first thing to bloom in my garden every year. I have had other things like winter aconite but they don't live as long as snowdrops. Snowdrops will naturalize. At least they did where I used to live. I'm still waiting for this to happen here.

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  4. Lisa, some of the bulb catalogs show some different ones, Van Englen is a company I have ordered from satisfactorily. They well out fast though, order early, May even. They will send the bulbs are the proper planting time for your area. I don't have any in my garden, but they will be on the list for this year's order.

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  5. It's wonderful to see snowdrops coming up. They are beautiful ... I have a few more months to go.

    Yolanda Elizabet has a beautiful header of some snowdrops with green trim. I quite like those.

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  6. The only Snowdrops that I grow are Galanthus elwesii, but my local library grows the double form of Galanthus nivalis, which have done very well there. I've also been tempted to get some of the green-marked cultivars, but I haven't yet.

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  7. Dear Lisa,
    I also went out looking for snowdrops, not yet here.
    Lovely to see yours.
    We warmed to 70 degrees this afternoon! Tonight the north wind is to come once again and freezing rain and snow for tomorrow. Lows back into the 20's. Up and down is my weather!
    Sherry

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  8. I need some of those. They would be good for morale. Nothing, notta, growing anywhere near. It's quite depressing!

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  9. These are gorgeous! Thanks for this glimpse of spring. Your haiku is lovely.
    Writing in Faith: Poems

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  10. Your snowdrops are a sight for winter weary eyes!

    I just have the good old fashioned, nothin fancy types...but dearly love them when they bloom.

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  11. Aww, Snow Drops! Is it really that time of the year already? Hmm, I don't think mine show up till late March!

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  12. What a wonderful sight in these last cold weeks of winter.

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  13. Great to see a promise of the spring to come. Thanks, Lisa.

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  14. You have them blooming before I do, though you're so much farther north.

    I'm trying them out for the first time this year. The foliage is up, but no flowers yet.

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  15. I need to go check on ours! I doubt there's any sign of them though. I love snowdrops!

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  16. Hey, guess what? I can see them emerging from the ground. They're up about half an inch or less. And the crocus, too!!!!!!! :-)))))))))

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  17. Oh, you two! I guess I'd better wander outdoors, but I think it's for naught. :-)

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  18. "17 comments!" My goodness. You guys are good. I LOVE snowdrops! Your blog always makes me so happy, Lisa. All the garden bloggers are making me want to plant more blooming things in my postage-stamp-sized yard, so I need to do some serious thinking...! xo - Debi

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  19. WoW...beautifully captured shots!

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  20. Your snowdrops look so sweet and dainty in these lovely photos, Lisa. I haven't seen them in years, and thought we couldn't grow them...but if Pam/Digging is planting them in Austin, maybe I'd better give them a try.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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  21. I've never grown snowdrops, but after reading the book club selection last month, I've decided to try them next year. I thought it was too hot here.~~Dee

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  22. Oh you are so lucky! In my garden I see only two little snowdrops, it is to cold and wet here.

    Sigrun

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  23. Hi again, Lisa :-)

    Your snowdrop photos are just beautiful :-D

    Nope, I don't have any other varieties - I don't have any at all! Every year when I see them as they look in your photos I say to myself that I will plant some for next year - I never do. This year I should get some in the green and plant them then.

    We have a snowdrop festival here in Scotland for the next month and I should find the time to visit some of the sites listed - they look fantastic in their thousands :-D

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  24. Lisa! It's spring at your house!

    I love the Snowdrops. They're so cute - I've never seen them before.

    Enjoy a bit of Spring while you can. We have another month before any signs will show.

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  25. No snowdrops yet on Long Island NY. I have seen witchhazel in bloom. Hopeful, yes!

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  26. No snowdrops yet on Long Island NY. I have seen witchhazel in bloom. Hopeful, yes!

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  27. they are so sweet... mine for some reason dissapeared last year :(

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  28. Oooh... I planted snowdrops for the first time this year, and after looking at your pictures I'm so glad that I did! No sign of mine yet, though... but I did get the 'Flore pleno' doubles, for the record. The bulbs looked bigger and healthier than the bulbs for the singles.

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