Galanthus nivalis is the Common Snowdrop. Here's the 1st bunch....
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;-)
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