Monday, March 15, 2010

Snowdrops! First Signs of Spring!


After a long snowy winter, I am so happy to see my lovely snowdrops beginning to bloom! The past five days of rain, washed away the piles of snow that covered our yard, and exposed these beautiful little plants. They are always the first flowers to bloom in my yard and are always a welcomed site! When I see them blooming, I know that spring is just around the corner!

The botanical name for these beautiful spring flowers is Galanthus nivalis, the common name is Snowdrops. I received a handfull of these little 4" flowers from a friend many years ago. When we bought our current house I dug my little patch of bulbs up and brought them with me.  Through the years, they have spread everywhere in my yard! I love them! When big groups of them are in bloom, they look like drifts of snow!

One of my favorite things to do each year is share a small pot of them with family, special friends, and neighbors! I have introduced many gardens across the east coast with these friendly little flowers!

This gorgeous photo was taken by André Karwath aka Aka.

 Hopefully the rain will stop soon so I can get a few photos of my own!

4 comments:

Julie Magers Soulen said...

That is so cool you have a yard full of them now and share them in pots. They are the first flowers that come up here in Colorado too. I know it won't be long now!

BTW, thanks so much for adding me to your side bar. I'm honored!
Cheers!
Julie
Julie Magers Soulen Photography

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I love snowdrops...I definitely want to plant some - either in pots or in the yard. Have to try and convince the hubby that they'll do well here. :)

tkdesigns4u said...

Julie,
I had a feeling that you might have them in Colorado! Every year I divide several large clumps into lots of little plants and plant them in other areas of my yard. They bloom for a long time and don't mind being transplanted while in bloom!

You're the best, I'm happy to promote you anytime!!
Tracey

tkdesigns4u said...

Hi Theresa,
I would love to give you some of mine! I'm not sure if I could ship them to you, but if I'm ever in CT I would be happy to drop some off!

They are little bulbs and very easy to plant, they will grow even when they are half out of the soil!! They grow in large clumps that can be divided easily. They are no trouble and they disappear by early summer only to greet you next year! :-)
Tracey