Friday, March 11, 2011

Galanthus Order from Carolyn's Shade Gardens

I ordered some Galanthus (Snowdrops) from Carolyn at Carolyn's Shade Gardens. Carolyn owns a nursery in Pennsylvania and is shipping bare-root Galanthus for a limited time. I've never had Galanthus and have often admired them on blogs around the world, especially on many of the blogs in England, where Snowdrops are native. When I saw that Carolyn was shipping I realized this was my chance to get some for this season. Otherwise, I'd need to wait and order bulbs somewhere, for fall planting--and I just can never seem to remember to do that. It was exciting to receive the package of Galanthus yesterday, which I divided into 6 plantings.  I went right out and planted them all and took photos to document the occasion. With the massive amount of rain (and flooding) we were experiencing I went back out this morning and covered each plant so they'd be protected from getting flattened. So far they all look great and I couldn't be happier!

Galanthus nivalis is the Common Snowdrop. Here's the 1st bunch....
The 2nd bunch....



And the 3rd bunch...



Galanthus elwesii is the Giant or Turkish Snowdrop.  Here's bunch 1...



Bunch 2...





And bunch 3...




Why did I call them 'bunches'? It's not a gardening term that I'm aware of...it just seemed appropriate as the sweet little plants were all bundled together in a damp wrapping and I pulled bunches of 3 or 4 at a time to put into plantings. 'Bunch' just seemed to work;-)

If you haven't visited Carolyn's blog you really should. She writes about shade loving plants as well as natives that she grows and makes available at her nursery. She's very knowledgeable and shares so much great information on loads of plants. Two posts on Galanthus that you might find interesting can be found by clicking these links:  Snowdrops: Further Confessions of a Galanthophile and Are Snowdrops Thermogenic? You can also find more information about her Galanthus orders, as well as look at her plant catalogue and find out about seminars she is offering:


"Nursery Happenings: I am currently accepting orders for snowdrops, including  mail orders.  For the catalogue and order information, click here.  I am taking reservations for my March 18 & 19 Hellebore Seminars.  For the brochure and registration information, click here.  The March 6 session of Charles Cresson’sSnowdrops and Other Winter Interest Plants Seminar has been rescheduled for March 13 and has a few spaces left.  For the brochure and registration information, click here"

Thanks again Carolyn! I'm happy to have something from you to plant in my garden;-)

Words and photos ©Thanks for today.™, by Jan Huston Doble @ http://www.thanksfor2day.blogspot.com/
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15 comments:

  1. Ohh how nice for you!
    You are going to love them!!!!

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  2. Jan, I hope your snowdrops multiply and prosper! How lovely to receive them from Carolyn's fabulous nursery. Her blog about it is amazing so I can well imagine her nursery is too! It is so sweet how you have covered your new plantings.

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  3. Jan, it is nice to see your happy snowdrops. They are so dainty looking but such a real trooper in the garden. Here's hoping the multiply and make many happy families. It is fun to see Carolyn's snowdrops turn up in gardens everywhere.

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  4. Jan, I am so pleased that you like your snowdrops. They look very happy in the ground. It was really fun doing something real with one of my virtual blogging friends. I had no idea it would result in such a flattering post. You really make me blush. Thank you so much. Carolyn

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  5. they are such cute plants you will love them Jan and especially because they are from Carolyn...

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  6. The look good and you have them labeled. I so need good labels.

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  7. Mine didn't do so well this year..I think they are in too much sun...we call them Snowflakes here in the south.

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  8. Hi, Jan!
    You lucky gal. We're still 2 months out from gardening season so I guess I'll live vicariously through you. At least until all of this pesky snow melts! ; > )

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  9. What a nice addition to your garden. There were some in the Learning Garden in Virginia and were quite nice.

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  10. my snowdrops in the garden grows in a patch.

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  11. Snowdrops are such a welcome sight in winter. I have a few, but could always use more. I hope you dry out some.

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  12. Jan, What a perfect way for you to celebrate being done with winter. It will be wonderful to have these early-blooming plants in the years to come. -Jean

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  13. Dear Jan, Your new snowdrop are so sweet. I hope they flourish for you. You purchased them from a very reliable place, so I am sure they will. P x

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  14. Snowdrops Sneeuwklokkjes (=snowbell) we call them in the Netherlands When I was little I walk in the Garden of my grand father ther were Nut trees and under them in the gras 100000 of snowdrops in the spring So they are my favorite flowers in spring
    I hope they habitated in your garden so you can enjoy them to Love Jacky

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  15. Hi Jan!
    Those are really beautiful, tiny blooms! Cheers.

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Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment! Please enjoy your TODAY and all of the gifts in YOUR garden of life!

Jan

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