Snowdrops

January Thaw Discoveries: Plants

– Posted in: What's up/blooming

The January thaw of last week provided me with an opportunity to "check under the hood"--or, in this case, under the snow cover. It's always thought provoking, prompting me to think about how different plants respond to this cold season. This snapdragon looked perkier the last time I saw it. I don't think it will [...]

Winter Thaw Discoveries

– Posted in: What's up/blooming

Even in a cold, snowy climate, there are often thaws, periods where it warms up (that means, above freezing), the sun shines, and you may even lose snow cover. In my case, while Oklahoma was getting buried under a record snowfall, it was raining here, and then, on this past Sunday, the sun came out. [...]

Planting Tulips, Part 2

– Posted in: Garden chores

Yesterday I told you how I finally realized species tulips planted in the peony bed would help to bridge the bloom gap of late spring. I got the tulips chosen and purchased, and now I'm going to show you how I planted them. The Smartest Way to Plant 150 Tulip Bulbs But first let's talk [...]

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 [...]