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!