Wordless Wednesday. 22.10.14

An October Snowdrop.

Galanthus reginae-olgae.

Galanthus reginae-olgae.

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41 Responses to Wordless Wednesday. 22.10.14

  1. Cathy says:

    Wow! Mind you, I had a Pasque flower blooming a week or so ago!

    • Chloris says:

      Well, that must be a confused Pasque flower, but this Galanthus reginae-olgae is actually flowering in its normal season.

      • Cathy says:

        I looked it up on the internet and found a Wikipedia page in German but not English: translated, its German name is Queen Olga’s Snowdrop and apparently it is very rare. You have a real treasure there!

  2. Christina says:

    You’ll have all the galanthaphiles shaking with pleasure!

  3. How strange! All topsy turvey!

  4. Julie says:

    Oh my, this snowdrop is beautiful, I had not realised that there was an Autumn flowering snowdrop, I expect its very precious!

  5. Cathy says:

    First snowdrop of the season, Chloris – and not one I have got, because I am not absolutely sure I want to have an autumn flowering snowdrop 😉

    • Chloris says:

      I always forget that it is there and it gives me a real thrill to come across it looking so beautiful. When I went to check the other one I have, I found that it had already finished blooming and I hadn’ t noticed it. I do love these early- blooming snowdrops, specially when they take you by surprise.

  6. rusty duck says:

    I can understand where Cathy is coming from. If I came across it though I doubt I would be able to resist it..

  7. snowbird says:

    What a beauty, I have a soft spot for snowdrops, such delicate yet hardy little plants.xxx

  8. Anna says:

    Now that’s a beauty Chloris and one that I must add to my small collection. I don’t think that I will catch a glimpse of white for a few more weeks.

  9. pbmgarden says:

    This is quite a treat to see. I didn’t know there was an Oct. one.

  10. Robbie says:

    hmmmm..they need to be on my list next year–beautiful:-)

  11. Peter/Outlaw says:

    I love the autumn versions of our late winter/ spring bulbs! They offer us a glimpse of the wonders to come later.

  12. Kris P says:

    Already! That would even be unusual here, where the bulbs get an early start.

    • Chloris says:

      It is an October flowering snowdrop from Greece. You can have snowdrops in bloom from October until the end of April if you select the right varieties.

  13. Gorgeous! I was given a few bulbs of this earlier in the year but they have not made an appearance – I must look closer tomorrow.

  14. Chloris says:

    Gorgeous, isn’ t it?

  15. Debra says:

    I ❤ snowdrops but had no idea some bloom in the autumn. How nice!

  16. Very pretty. And perfect for a Wordless Wednesday. 🙂

  17. bittster says:

    What a treasure, I’m glad you gave it your seal of approval since I’ve heard there are people out there who resent a spring bloomer in fall.
    I was lucky and ended up with a fall blooming elwessii in a batch of garden center bulbs. It was beautiful but I’m afraid it didn’t make it through the year….

    • Chloris says:

      I have snowdrops that take me through from October until late April. I don’ t know why people would be picky about when they are in bloom. They are gorgeous whenever they appear. A shame about your autumn one failing.

  18. I’ve never heard of a fall snowdrop. Very interesting! I just planted a bunch of regular snowdrops in a pot near my backdoor. I’ll see them there easier in the winter than in the garden. It will be a great early morning reminder that winter won’t last forever. 🙂

  19. Chloris says:

    I love snowdrops they are one of the joys of winter.

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