sourcing unusual galanthus

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:05:18 PST
Friends and I have searched abandoned farms, churchyards and old gardens where snowdrops have been seeding themselves for a century or more.  Sometimes we can get permission to dig up something unusual, but if not, we collect pollen or seeds.  We have hundreds of seedlings that we hope will be interesting.

A wholesale nursery here brings in bulbs from Holland and pots them up, four bulbs per pot.  They are sold in flower at garden centres and supermarkets, but we go first to the wholesaler's hoophouse where we examine a few thousand pots and buy any that are unusual.

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

On 2015-03-05, at 4:52 PM, Laura Hawthorn wrote:

>  I'm searching everywhere for Canadian sources of galanthus other than g.elwesii and g.nivalis

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