Don of An Iowa Garden gets the prize–uh, actually, there is no prize–gets the glory for the First Snowdrop of 2007, North American Division. Shucks, it’s hardly any fun when it’s over this early. If anyone had one blooming earlier in January than the 6th, well, did you get a picture?
Special mention must go to Old Roses—as well as Don–for documenting the last snowdrops of 2006. In autumn. Some snowdrops are supposed to bloom in autumn, but these were just precocious spring ones. Actually, a lot of people consider them late winter flowers, but we’re already splitting enough hairs here.
What’s that? You say you don’t see any snowdrops blooming in the photo? Well, of course not. Those are my snowdrops, which are certainly further along than usual, but will never win a race. Of course, that photo was taken January 3rd, and snow has fallen since then (yes, really) so it will probably be a while before they make further progress. The earliest mine have ever bloomed is February 25th.