Snowdrops at Montrose

Sat, 2018-11-10 13:21 -- blazej
28 Oct
Nancy Goodwin
Massive plantings of Galanthus elwesii var. monostictus in full bloom in November

THE GENUS GALANTHUS (snowdrops) brings cheer to gardeners in winter, a beacon promising cold weather and an extended show of small white flowers. Whenever my snowdrops are visible I spend much time on hands and knees to examine the flowers in detail, noting the shapes and markings on their inner or outer tepals, and shapes and colors of leaves. Even when they aren’t visible above ground, they remain an imaginary vision.

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