Monday, 6 February 2017

In A Vase On Monday, Simply Snowdrops Too


A week later than intended another bevy of snowdrops for in 'In A Vase On Monday' .This week's pickings include galanthus 'Wendy's Gold', galanthus 'Diggory', galanthus 'Melanie Broughton' (rather photo shy and refusing to open fully), the slightly wayward galanthus nivalis 'Blewbury Tart', galanthus 'Benhall Beauty', galanthus 'Lapwing' and galanthus 'Imbolc' and finally one with the sad name of 'Lost Labellus'. I have a few of these and trying to identify them is a source of much fun as well as frustration. I was going to try to get a close up of 'Lost Labellus' but rain stopped play. I will take one soon though and post it so that perhaps one of my fellow snowdrop loving friends might come to the rescue. For the time being you can see it best in the bottom photo to the immediate left of the frilly 'Blewbury Tart' .


My favourites in this pick 'n' mix are 'Diggory' with its unique shape and seersucker textured petals and 'Imbolc' which is the large flower on the right in the photo below.


Thanks to Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden', for providing the platform for us to share our vases throughout the seasons. I see that she is featuring some of her beautiful 'drops today and well as a jar of yellow deliciousness. Do pop in for a peek if you haven't already.

13 comments:

  1. Could Lost Labellus be Grumpy? He certainly looks miserable enough ;) I will always have a soft spot for Blewberry Tart, for his slightly eccentric look I think... Thanks for sharing more of your Preciouses, Anna

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  2. Wendy's Gold really stands out, but I think I prefer the green ones. The shy one is very pretty too. Very lovely collection Anna!

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  3. It's not cold enough to grow snowdrops in coastal southern California, which is too bad as I'm developing a real affection for them after seeing them pop up on UK blogs. I'd have never been able to discern the subtler differences among them before the exposure I've received through blog posts like yours, Anna. They're lovely little things, whatever their names.

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  4. Our snowdrops are mainly still at the bud stage. I am really looking forward to seeing them in the flower. We only have very ordinary blooms though still pretty.

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  5. Lovely lot but Wendy's Gold is my favourite of the bunch!

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  6. Lovely collection, Wendy's Gold for me, just because it's different.

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  7. A lovely collection. Wendy's Gold really does stand out. So delicate but tough as old boots flowering in the depth of winter. I love them.

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  8. I don't know anything about the different snowdrop varieties but I'm certainly learning a little bit from your blog as I managed to recognise Wendy's Gold and Diggory in your photos. I haven't started reading Claire King's latest book yet but I've downloaded it to my Kindle so it's currently in the queue.

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  9. Thank you for picking some of your precious snowdrops Anna, what a treat to see them all. Mine are coming into bloom very slowly this year. Is your mystery one Grumpy perhaps?

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  10. Always a treat to see your snowdrops, Anna! I keep looking for signs of mine, especially since we've had some warmer temps here, but so far no luck.

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  11. 'Wendy's Gold' for me, although they all look great! We have some out here but they are at least 30 years old , and inherited when we moved in. They still herald the spring though!

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  12. Thanks for all your lovely comments. Sorry for not replying individually but Blogger is still playing up when it comes to trying to do so :( It looks as if 'Wendy's Gold' wins hands down in the popularity stakes. She is most pretty but I hate to say it she looks a bit dirty in comparison to my other couple of yellow snowdrops. Cathy and Chloris - thanks for suggesting 'Grumpy' as a candidate for the snowdrop with the lost label. I've reached the same conclusion before myself but have ruled it out as I've never knowingly bought 'Grumpy'. The mystery deepens.

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.