Warm Microclimates For Earlier Blooms: Garden Bloggers Bloom Day February 2012

– Posted in: Mud Season, What's up/blooming

Crocuses and snowdrops are blooming in my northern garden. In February! In any other year, it would be preposterous. Yes, it's been an unusually mild winter, but none of my other crocuses, including all of those on the Crocus Bank, have poked up even one pointy leaf. As you probably surmised from the title, these [...]

Scenes from snowdrop heaven

– Posted in: Events, Snowdrops

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 [...]

Visit Snowdrop Heaven: The Temple Nursery

– Posted in: Events, Snowdrops

My main snowdrop "patch" exactly a year ago. They are not so far along this year. Click the photo for a close-upWith all my blathering on about snowdrops, I almost forgot to mention that Hitch Lyman's garden will be the Garden Conservancy's first New York state event for their 2008 Open Garden Days on April [...]

Snowdrops: When Does a Bud Become a Bloom?

– Posted in: Snowdrops

You tell me: do I have blooms for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day? These snowdrops are the furtherest along of all that I have. They have "dropped"; that is, their buds are no longer pointing up, but have been released from their sheaths and are hanging from their pedicels. Now these… These are unquestionably blooming snowdrops--but [...]

My first glimpse of snowdrops

– Posted in: Snowdrops

It got up to 51 F yesterday, so I took a walk to see what I could see. And what did I see, but my first glimpse of snowdrops: What! You can't see them? Look closer: Oh…you didn't think I meant snowdrop flowers, did you? For that you'll have to wait another two-and-a-half months. Seriously.