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The first blooms of the year: Snowdrops

Posted by clumsygrdner 6 Central Kentucky (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 8, 09 at 13:24

I'd recommend planting these spring blooming bulbs in patches all over your garden.


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RE: The first blooms of the year: Snowdrops

  • Posted by pvick z6B NYC (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 8, 09 at 15:40

So cute! I'll have to get some of those ...

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RE: The first blooms of the year: Snowdrops

The runners up: Crocus!


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hehehe...my first blooms were daffodils back in January.

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Friday I found a crocus. I didn't know what all that foliage was. I didn't plant these. They were in an area of the yard I turned into a perennial bed. There is a LOT of this foliage all through the gardens now. I guess I must have cut the grass last spring before they had a chance to bloom. In summer, there are light purple ones that bloom.

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RE: The first blooms of the year: Snowdrops

Yeah well, I walked on the moon... :P

Hey, if you plant snowdrops you'll have blooms on New Year's probably.


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My neighbor's yard already has them. He's never here. I considered accidentally digging some up. ;)


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I have snowdrops this year - I actually bought the bulbs at a local nursery. Many have bllomed and I can't wait to collect seeds from them!


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snowdrops seeds do not tolerate dry storage


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  • Posted by lois PA Zone 6 (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 5, 09 at 15:59

Snowdrops are my first flowers, too. I also have a Christmas Rose (Helleborus Niger) and white forsythia which also bloom very early. There is a very early type of daffodil called "Rijnveld's Early Sensation" which blooms at about the same time as my dutch crocus. There is no such thing as too much early color after a winter like this! One of my resolutions for next year is to start some hardy pansies or violas in a pot on my windowsill so I can put them out in late march and have more color out there.


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