Monday, 16 January 2017

In A Vase On Monday ~ Simply Snowdrops


It's so good to be back with an 'In A Vase On Monday' post again after what seems quite an age and what else could I return with in deepest January but snowdrops. This morning's poor light and breeze were not conducive to taking photos but it all added to the occasion. In my vase this week are a few blooms taken from some of my special snowdrops. They include galanthus elwesii 'Fieldgate Prelude', galanthus plicatus 'Wendy's Gold' (yellow-green ovary and yellow-green marking on flowers), galanthus 'Benton Magnet', galanthus 'John Gray', the large flowered galanthus 'Mrs Thompson, galanthus 'Wasp', galanthus 'Lavinia' (a double) and finally galanthus 'Sutton Courtney' which has an lime green ovary.


I think that there could well be a second part next Monday as more and more 'drops are opening by the day. Thanks as always to our most gracious hostess Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' who is the inspiration behind this most gentle way of starting the new week.

12 comments:

  1. Oh so lovely, lovely, lovely Anna! Admittedly I did consider picking 2 or 3 of mine for a vase till I thought of the kalanchoe, but there still aren't enough out to make me want to give them the snip. Presumably yours are flowering earlier because they are under cover? What a lovely selection you have shared with us, some of which are new to me and some of which I have loved and lost!

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  2. Snowdrops already, how lovely. How can you bear to pick them?

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  3. I LOVE this, Anna. Nothing says spring like snowdrops!

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  4. They really are such elegant flowers and I love the variations in yours, Anna. I'm with Sue though, I don't think I could bear to pick them but perhaps you have masses of them? Cxx

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  5. Wendy's. Gold always attracts me, beautiful. Do you keep them inside in pots, if so what size/type of pot do you use?

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  6. Simply snowdrops? Well that sounds a bit modest for such a collection of beauties. They are gorgeous Anna. Absolutely fabulous. How could you bear to pick them?

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  7. Lovely to see snowdrops in your vase this week Anna. What a pretty mix. I do like that small one behind Wendy's Gold. I shall look forward to seeing more of your snowdrops soon!

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  8. What a lovely collection of snowdrops!Ours have not even broken through yet.

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  9. I can appreciate the affection those of you in the UK have for snowdrops. They are lovely little things!

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  10. You have a good selection of snowdrops in flower already; are they in pots in the greenhouse? Their delicate beauty is a tonic to the cold days.

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  11. You can't beat the simplicity of snowdrops in a vase at this time of year.

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  12. Thanks for all your comments. I could only bring myself to snip them as there were flowers to spare :) Yes these are all under cover growing in pots as a couple of you have speculated but they will grow just as well outdoors. Brian, I use the snowdrop pots on sale in the Avon Bulbs catalogue for potting up all my new arrivals.

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- Anna.