One of the seminal books that was important in my development as a gardener, and also in my love of bulbs, was "The Little Bulbs" by Elizabeth Lawrence. In it she mentions Mr. Krippendorf and his garden, Lob's Woods. When I learned that Lob's Woods (in Ohio) was now a public garden, I wrote and asked for information. They had a pamphlet, simply titled "Lob's Woods," which was also written by Elizabeth Lawrence. Fast forward to when I lived in Wilton, CT. Sydney Eddison and I met, and became best friends. A friend of hers was Mr. Krippendorf's granddaughter, and had snowdrops that came from Lob's Woods. Sydney gave me some, and when we moved from Connecticut to New Jersey, some came with me. I never met either Elizabeth Lawrence or Mr. Krippendorf, other than in the printed page. But these little Galanthus nivalis connect their gardens in North Carolina and Ohio, Sydney's garden in Connecticut, and my own BelleWood Garden in a way that is very important to me.