sourcing unusual galanthus

Sun, 08 Mar 2015 14:52:11 PDT
Do people like snowdrops because they are beautiful, or because they bloom
during the most miserable time of the year?

”If they flowered at midsummer we should not accord much enthusiasm to snowdrops, but in the earliest months they are specially welcome, and a study of their leaf colours from grey to shining rich green, the vernation, and flower variations provide a lot of interest.” (Graham Stuart Thomas, Three Gardens)
Snow, if you didn’t know, is extremely boring. Here in Denver, where the snow has developed the habit of lingering, like a house guest who won’t leave, the fact that snowdrops appear when the snow disappears, even if only for a few days, makes them pretty wonderful. 
Bob Nold
Denver, Colorado, USA
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