I hope that's my snowdrops poking through the dirt

smordJanuary 28, 2010

Yay! Something's sprouting! I sure hope it's my snowdrops...if it's anything else they're too early and are going to be in trouble.

Anyone else get snowdrops this early in zone 6? I planted giant snowdrops, snow drops, and winter aconite....I assume it's way to early for the crocus...

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gardengal48

It's not too early for the foliage on any of them to be showing. Winter aconite was the earliest blooming bulb in my former garden, followed by snowdrops then crocus. Early crocus are starting to show color here now and snowdrops are in full glory.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2010 at 8:34AM
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lisa33(6b Bucks County PA)

I have crocus, spanish bluebells (I think)and one intrepid daffodil poking their heads up here in 6b SE PA. Can't wait for spring!

Lisa

    Bookmark   January 30, 2010 at 1:06PM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

I have to go check out mine!
These came up one November:

    Bookmark   January 30, 2010 at 2:43PM
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smord

They must be the snowdrops - they look like pitimpinai's pic with the sort of white at the top of the foliage poking out. Unfortunately, they are now covered with snow again. should I leave the snow on to keep them warm, or can I (carefully) shovel it off so I can see what they're doing?

    Bookmark   February 1, 2010 at 11:42AM
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carol23_gw

Leave them alone. They are protected by snow. Digging around may damage them.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2010 at 9:39AM
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kentstar(5b, NE Ohio)

I have planted many giant crocus near my hostas. I wouldn't be able to see them though right now, even if they did poke through. We have a couple of ft of snow on the ground with 6 more inches or so due today! So, even if something is trying to poke up it would just hit snow! lol
Bummer. I would love to be able to see a sign of spring right now! lol

    Bookmark   February 15, 2010 at 7:18AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

I agree, leave them alone. Early spring flowering bulbs are very rugged and can withstand whatever Mother Nature does to them. They can easily withstand snow, and freezing temps.

Often snow will beat down some of the earlier blooming daffodils here, but once the snow melts a bit, they soon perk up and the blooms are 'almost' as good as new. By 'almost as good as new' I mean they likely would not be 'show worthy' but would still be very pretty in the garden or to pick and enjoy inside.

Sue

    Bookmark   February 15, 2010 at 9:31AM
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