‘Chaste snowdrop, venturous harbinger of spring,
and pensive monitor of fleeting years!’ William Wordsworth.
I’m joining in with Cathy’s meme today with a little bunch of snowdrops in my little Medina glass snowflake vase. I have used Arum subsp. italicum ‘Marmoratum’ for foliage and a few hazel catkins. The snowdrops are a mixture of singles and doubles. The singles are the most fragrant of all snowdrops. These include ”Ginn’s Imperati’, ‘S. Arnott’ and his even more fragrant cousin ‘Brenda Troyle’. They give off a delicious honey fragrance when they are brought into the warmth.
What a delight it is to have more and more different snowdrops opening each day. In the greenhouse the new ones are ‘Diggory, which has a nice, plump, bell-shaped flower. ‘Rodmarton’ is one of the tallest and largest of the doubles. Most exciting of all, I now have the long coveted, ‘Wendy’s Gold’, which was a gift from the lovely Anna of Green Tapestry blog. Many, many thanks, dear Anna.
In the garden there are plenty more snowdrops in bloom.
Hellebores are doing really well this year and there are also plenty of other little jewel like flowers to enjoy.
Thank you Cathy at Ramblinginthegarden for inspiring us all to find lovely flowers to bring into the house all year round. Do go and see what she and everyone else has found to put in a vase this week.