Galanthus is the scientific name for snowdrops. A Galanthus Gala celebrates all things snowdrop--the friendships that arise and the snowdrops themselves. Want to know how much a galanthophile will pay for a snowdrop? Click through and read on.
We noticed something about our new house this spring: no snowdrops! I set out last week to rectify that omission. My "river" of snowdrops at our old house was fifteen years in the making, but you can grow that!All you need is a dirt-stabbing tool, a clump of snowdrops, and pig-headed determination.Think I'm kidding? Above [...]
One six ounce glass of snowdrops… yields……eleven small but exquisite snowdrop bouquets. Snowdrops have a fragrance that is similar to sweet alyssum or certain daffodils (not poeticus or jonquils). We picked these at the old garden and the truck was filled with the scent of them on the way home. I will be moving as [...]
As I mentioned earlier in the week, I visited Hitch Lyman's collection of snowdrops courtesy the Garden Conservancy's Open Gardens program. Hitch owns the Temple Nursery, the premier snowdrop nursery in the United States, with over 400 different varieties on site, though only a fraction of them are offered for sale each year. Four hundred [...]
There are snowdrops, and then there are snowdrops. I, for the most part, have been content with the Galanthus nivalis (pictured below) I was given many years ago, which have multiplied greatly from my division and their own efforts at self-propagation. Others become obsessed with differences in pedicels, spathes, and inner and outer petals. We [...]
Another March, another mud season in full swing. The snowdrops that had barely opened five days ago are now in full flower: The snowdrops that were buried under snow on March 7th are now in full bud, as you can see on the left. This is the path in the Secret Garden that I brag [...]
In January, the snowdrops in the Secret Garden looked like this: This Sunday just passed--March 7th--those same snowdrops looked like this: Such are the vagaries of an upstate New York winter. Since then, the temperatures have been mild and the sunshine brilliant, and the snow is receding. This, my fellow cold climate gardeners, is the [...]
First snowdrops bloomed today *and* it got up to 61F. Yes, mud season is here!
The only nursery selling snowdrops exclusively, in the NYTimes today: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/16/garden/16garden.html
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 [...]