Scenes from snowdrop heaven

– Posted in: Events, Snowdrops
Image of unusual snowdrop

Photo of Temple Nursery snowdrop courtesy Craig Cramer. All rights reserved.

True to his word, Craig of Ellis Hollow did indeed visit the Temple Nursery on Open Garden Day, and took pictures. If you haven’t stopped over to read his account and get a glimpse of the variety possible within the genus Galanthus, now would be a good time to go take a look. I was out of town and couldn’t go myself, so I really appreciate Craig making time in his busy schedule to photograph what must be the most extensive collection of snowdrops in the United States.

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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Catherine, MyGardenTravels April 18, 2008, 10:20 am

That little snowdrop is a work of art. How lovely.

Don April 14, 2008, 10:41 pm

That’s how you know you’re visiting a classy place… it has a folly out back by the pond. Actually, come to think of it, we have a folly of sorts too, but we live in it!

Peter April 14, 2008, 6:26 am

The snowdrop is indeed beautiful and thank you for sharing your tips on cold climate growing. As we here in the Southern Hemisphere head into Autumn I’ll be needing all the help I can get!

kate April 12, 2008, 7:34 pm

I am going for a look at Craig’s site – the snowdrop shown above is beautiful.

Ellis Hollow April 12, 2008, 7:19 pm

It was my pleasure, believe me. Anyone in our neck of the woods who would like to know more, be sure to attend Hitch’s presentation at the Adirondack Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society next Saturday, April 19 on the Cornell campus in Ithaca. See details here: