snowdrop sunday

by Sharon Santoni
No matter how many boxes of snowdrops I give away to friends each year, I just seem to have more and more in the garden.
At this time of year they are sparkling bright beneath the magnolia tree as well as popping up uninvited in other beds and borders.
I try to make the most of these extra guests by bringing them indoors for a while.  My favourite way is to simply dig up small clumps and pop them into these old vintage pots, adding a little moss to hide the earth.

They may not last for long, but for a few days we’ll have their delicate beauty to admire close up.
wishing you a lovely sunday …


Yvette February 17, 2013 - 12:46 pm

Witam czy te przebiśniegi to sadzisz co roku więcej, czy one są jak konwalie i same się rozrastają? ja tez takie chcę, mam kawałek ogrodu, który będę zagospodarowała i bardzo mi się podobają, są cudne.

sheepyhollow February 17, 2013 - 12:54 pm

I love snowdrops! Such a beautiful photo too! I'm looking forward to Spring!! Is this a recent photo of your yard??? My snowdrops are still hidden/buried beneath piles of snow and frozen ground here in Michigan! Hurry Spring!!!

Tretswelt February 17, 2013 - 1:08 pm

Hallo!Oh wie schön ist Frühling.Bussi.Luciene.

deZeal February 17, 2013 - 1:40 pm

How lovely!!!!! With a snowdrops 'carpet' like that you must be getting a real spring feel:) The last photo is adorable, by the way:) Love from Moorland Home:o)

Deni February 17, 2013 - 1:53 pm

Oh, I would love to be the recipient of one of your snowdrop gifts! I planted a small bag of six, the end of last year and so far I have 3 to come up 🙂 Simple but lovely. Hopefully mine will multiply or I'll keep adding to them each year. Yours are gorgeous! We had a little snow here in North Carolina, US yesterday but it didn't seem to bother the them. I guess that's why they call them snowdrops 🙂

helen tilston February 17, 2013 - 2:03 pm

Hello Sharon
The snowdrop has such strength yet it's beauty also appears fragile. Enjoy your Sunday

Helen xx

The enchanted home February 17, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Gorgeous! Hopefully a gentle and pretty reminder that spring is near!

Yvonne @ StoneGable February 17, 2013 - 3:13 pm

What beautiful harbinger's of spring! Sigh…

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) February 17, 2013 - 4:14 pm

Thank you for the reminder that under all our snow there are little flowers waiting to pop up and greet us in a few months! Snowdrops and crocus and lily of the valley! I am looking forward to spring this year more than ever. Linda

thefarmfiles February 17, 2013 - 4:27 pm

I always enjoy the posts featuring your flowers. Thank you for sharing the beauty.


My life February 17, 2013 - 4:32 pm

How lovely! We still have a lot of snow here in Finland..

Have a great Sunday!

vicki archer February 17, 2013 - 5:16 pm

They are so pretty… I haven't had any luck with mine here… I don't know why… You reminded me that they haven't come up this year.. xv

Mary Palumbo Collings February 17, 2013 - 5:35 pm

So Gorgeous… you have so many Snow Drops, I noticed just a few popping up in my garden. I love the way they look in your pots as well….Happy Sunday.

Sophia Home February 17, 2013 - 6:07 pm

Gorgeous idea to bring the Snowdrops indoors Sharon! Hope mine start spreading this year…….

Sophia x

Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat February 17, 2013 - 6:09 pm

You are so blessed! Absolutely love snow drops, and just posted about them recently. They bring Hope, after even the bleakest winters. Envy your friends who are gifted with them, how delightful! Minerva ~

Denise at Forest Manor February 17, 2013 - 6:09 pm

Hi Sharon,

Lovely photos! I LOVE snowdrops — they're the sweetest little flowers! We have those here, too, in North Carolina in the southeastern U.S.

They do make quite a visual impact in the large clumps outside, and it's wonderful that you can bring them inside to enjoy, as well.

Thank for sharing and have a great day. 🙂


Jennifer Clark February 17, 2013 - 7:01 pm

Thank you for the lovely photos of Spring! Despite living on the Central Coast of California, and having glorious, warm weather, I have no flowers yet in my garden. :>(

Just found your blog and am working thru the archives. Just lovely….

Noelle the dreamer February 17, 2013 - 11:10 pm

Si joli! The odd flower the deer don't eat here and I only wish I had your surplus!
All the best,

Kathy February 18, 2013 - 12:04 am

S…these are some of the prettiest pictures that I have seen all weekend. k

My Little Home and Garden February 18, 2013 - 2:36 am

Once the snow melts here, I'll have to check for my snowdrop. They are not nearly as plentiful as your, however. Putting them in pots is a charming idea.

zanetastyle February 18, 2013 - 5:02 am

OH MY SNOWDROPS, my childhood memories of them popping up in the garden are so vivid when I look at yours! How beautiful, my favorite and utmost favorite flower in the whole world. Enjoy, for me too please. I have tears of joy and sadness, as I can not seem to grow them in Calgary climate at all…My husband gets them for me shipped from BC but I love the sight of them in the garden like yours. Nothing can top that.
Thank you for sharing!
Hugs Z

Susie q February 18, 2013 - 7:35 am

Oh soo beautiful! These are not at all easy for us to grow in Australia. I have a few bulbs, but they are very special, and each year I eagerly await their little green shoots popping out of the soil, and then I hope, with luck, for a flower or two. We do have another variety grown easily that I think you call "Snowflakes" – still pretty, but yours are magic!

Nell February 18, 2013 - 8:00 am

Voilà un petit avant gout de printemps bien plaisant, merci pour ces belles images

Sarah K February 18, 2013 - 2:47 pm

Spring already at your home. Looking forward to spring here! Enjoy your beautiful Flowers.

Roxane February 18, 2013 - 3:34 pm

Such an inspiration! I know what I'll be planting in the Autumn. I have fields & riverbanks just crying out for some beautiful snow drops!

Jennifer February 18, 2013 - 5:06 pm

Many thanks for always providing such beautiful posts! Not only great ideas but beautiful language and images. I always enjoy reading your blog.

Reply February 18, 2013 - 7:51 pm

How lucky you are! I have been trying to find some snowdrops "in the green". I planted 100 that were dry in the fall several years ago and only one came up!
Love your posts. drop by and see what is growing in my garden.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen February 19, 2013 - 12:14 am

What a perfect promise of Spring 🙂
Mary x

l o v e l y t h i n g s February 20, 2013 - 10:42 pm

this just made my day…I'm hoping my garden has some. We have not lived through the winter on our current home, so i can only hope someone in the last 100+ years added some snow drops. They must come up a little earlier in France? Yours in the little pots with moss are just stunning…especially in that light.


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