Monday, 5 January 2015

A promising start of the new garden season.


Galanthus 'Happy New Year' opened its flowers on the first day of January. I was so exited. These are the very first snowdrops to flower in my garden this year. 

I bought the bulbs last autumn at the stand of Peter Nijssen. He is a supplier of special bulbs. I’ll admit, I bought these snowdrops just because I liked the name. These snowdrops are in fact a curiosity by themselves. They were first found in a batch of Galanthus elwesii. The bulbs are quite large, the size of a walnut. So you get good value for your money!

To have a snowdrop flowering so early in the season is just wonderful. Hopefully they will multiply quickly.

The other snowdrops I have planted in previous years are showing signs of sprouting, but it will still take some weeks before these will flower.

I think it is a promising start of the gardening season and therefore I would like to say just like my Galanthus:


Happy New Year!

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Galanthus 'Happy New Year'


G. 'Happy New Year' has a normal pattern; a single green mark.


But normal is also beautiful.


The other snowdrops are emerging, but it will take some time to see these flowering.


4 comments:

  1. Dear Hetty, how wonderful that you have snowdrops already blooming in your garden! It certainly is a cheerful start of the gardening year. Of course, I remember snowdrops from Germany and always have loved them, but here in Southern California I can't grow them, the climate is just too mild. For that reason I enjoy them even more, when I see them on other people's garden blogs. Wishing you a wonderful New Year 2015 as well.
    Christina

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  2. What a great way to greet the new year! Happy 2015!

    Holiday Garlands

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  3. Wonderful! The snowdrops are very pretty.

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  4. Happy New Year! Beautiful pictures!
    Best regards from me Ewa :)

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