A Week of Flowers-Day 1

I don’t necessarily mind this time of year, it’s a bit gloomy at times and the garden doesn’t have the day to day surprises and continuous parade of blooms, but it’s a breather, and a chance to refocus before you start dreaming of summer again!  With that said I’m still ready for a distraction, and of course that makes me more than happy to jump into the photo files and join in with Cathy’s Week of Flowers, which she is hosting again this year on Words and Herbs.  The instructions couldn’t be any simpler, “post a flower a day for a week”, and I think even I can stick with those rules.  Obviously I’ll start with snowdrops… far from the most colorful flower, yet they’re the flowers which I obsesses most over.

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Last December’s display of ‘Potter’s Prelude’, a fall blooming snowdrop which sneaks in a few blooms before winter gets too serious.

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Last March in my most established snowdrop bed.  I usually enjoy these all by my lonesome each spring, everyone else struggles to find an excuse to run indoors when I wander off into the cold to admire them.

snowdrops

By the end of March a few other hardy bloomers such as the yellow winter aconite join in the show.  This one’s name is ‘Greenish’ for somewhat obvious reasons.

snowdrops

White, green, and occasionally yellow might not qualify as wildly colorful, but during the shortest and coldest days of the year I welcome them.  This is a borderline yellow named ‘Bloomer’.

So day one complete.  Probably one of the shortest snowdrop related posts you’ll ever see on this blog but I hope you enjoyed it, and I’m sure you’ll find more to enjoy as others check in for Cathy’s week of flowers!

14 comments on “A Week of Flowers-Day 1

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    You have an impressive Galanthus collection, Frank. Always beautiful to see!

  2. Pauline says:

    Yes, I did enjoy it Frank, wonderful to think that in a few weeks we’ll be enjoying them every day!

  3. Rosie Amber says:

    Wonderful, Snowdrops are so much a part of late Winter early Spring for me. Although if you have them flowering in December that’s a bit longer than late Winter.

  4. Cathy says:

    Oh yes, I did enjoy that Frank. Any colour is welcome in winter, even green and white! Glad you’re joining us… I think about a dozen other blogs have contributed so far. 😃🌷😃

  5. Paddy Tobin says:

    All very nice and I wish I could lay my hands on ‘Potter’s Prelude’ which I don’t see offered here at all.

    • bittster says:

      ‘Potter’s Prelude’ is a nice one. I don’t think this will help you at all but it’s very similar to the G. elwesii monostictus which grow by the thousands at Montrose Gardens here in the US. They all seem to be of the same type… but then different again from the usual named forms of fall blooming elwesii… imo

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  7. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    It is always a treat to see your collection of Galanthus.

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