spotted first flowering snowdrops

linaria_gwDecember 24, 2010

Hello there,

2 days ago I saw my first flowering Galanthus, so for me the next bulb season has kind of started. OK, we are in a very warm/mild region but still I got excited and cant wait till my crocusses should follow suit in a very few weeks.

Tonight though everything got covered by a really blizzardlike 2-3 inches of snow, so patience is needed.

A merry Christmas and all to you, bye,


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vetivert8(NI-NZ zone 9a)

And a successful gardening New Year to you! Hope those crocuses are braving the weather and showing up now.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2011 at 8:38PM
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katob Z6ish, NE Pa

Any crocus yet?

We are above freezing here for a day or two and then it's back to the teens and single digits. I shouldn't complain about the cold though, it keeps things from sprouting too early and then getting nipped back. Still a couple snowdrop blooms would be a nice sight!

    Bookmark   January 19, 2011 at 6:45PM
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the first crocuses showed up around mid January, survived twice light snowfall and freezing temperatures.
Here a first whiff of spring,

bye, Lin

Crocus ancyrensis

H. foetidus "Wester Flisk"?

Eranthis hyemalis

first bee

    Bookmark   January 25, 2011 at 12:33PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Linaria - it looks as if your season is almost exactly in synch with mine. Snowdrops in a local square.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2011 at 12:57PM
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katob Z6ish, NE Pa

I am very envious, thanks for taking and posting the photos! There's no garden picture I enjoy more in the winter than snowdrops and winter aconite, there's something special about them being so early.

You don't happen to have any cyclamen in bloom do you? that would be almost like rubbing salt in the wounds... especially coming out of a -17F night and going into another winter snowstorm tomorrow!

    Bookmark   January 25, 2011 at 8:30PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

kato_b I am really glad you asked that question. I would have said, "No, I only have Cyclamen hederifolium, an Autumn bloomer". But I have just been out to the compost with the kitchen scraps and spotted a cyclamen bud! I seem to have a single C coum after all. Yet another thing I planted and forgot. So thanks!

And there are also some double snowdrops opening up. Note the slug damage - the curse of a mild damp climate.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2011 at 6:34AM
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Hello Flora,
great that you post some pics too for all the spring deprived gardeners. And yes, our regions seem to be in sync. Other stuff flowering here (sorry, that is Basel, Switzerland, my member profile got lost, couldnt fix it yet because of some bug...) is Jasminum nudiflorum, tulip and large daff foliage stats to emerge, flower buds on the Wisteria are swelling. And great, double snow drops. And for the slugs: I had holes eaten into my prim roses (they startet flowering in Dezember), probably slugs as well.
And kato, sorry, no cyclamen in my border. Hang on, I mean, -17F= -27C, thats bad. If we get a mean bad frost its around -9 C= 15 F. Now I wait for the first botanical daffodils and species tulips,
bye, Lin

    Bookmark   January 26, 2011 at 12:22PM
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Very nice Pictures! I am new to bulbs this season and I am excited to see mine bloom.

So far my Crocus are blooming and my Tulips are popping their little points out of the ground.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2011 at 2:23PM
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katob Z6ish, NE Pa

heh heh...more crocus.... not nice!
The -17 was on the drive through the mountains in the morning. I hope it did not get any colder than -6 in the garden, if it did I might need to replace a few things. One good thing is we have a nice snow cover right now (and it's actually increasing by the minute)

Love the cyclamen but not the slugs.
I have a few coum seedlings safe in the garage but even when they have grown and are planted some day in the garden I don't expect to see them bloom before March the earliest.

Enjoy your spring!!

    Bookmark   January 26, 2011 at 8:24PM
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