snowdrop sunday

by Sharon Santoni

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It is snowdrop season here again, and as usual I have been looking for ways to bring their delicate beauty indoors.   You really can’t pick snowdrops, they are so small and delicate, they fade into insignificance once in a vase.

 

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Here is what I came up this year, snowdrops under glass!   It took longer to take the photos than to arrange the snowdrops, but I think it’s a nice way of bringing the outdoors inside just for a couple of days.

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I simply lifted two clumps of snowdrops, earth and all, and placed them in a shallow dish that was the right size for my glass domes.  Coaxed them gently into position then covered the outside of the dish with moss.

 

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Hope you’re enjoying a great weekend,

thank you for reading me.

 

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33 comments

Linda February 22, 2014 - 5:21 pm

Sharon – what a lovely way to start my morning. We have no snowdrops in our patio pots, but these photos tempt me to go to our favorite nursery to see if they have any. They are certainly the first harbinger of spring. You have found a unique and beautiful way to display them inside. Thanks for the inspiration.
Linda

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Lynda Bergman February 22, 2014 - 6:10 pm

Ohhhh, they’re so pretty! Lynda

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Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon February 22, 2014 - 6:15 pm

A study in beauty and elegance.

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Maura February 22, 2014 - 6:18 pm

I think you found the perfect way to bring this delicate flora inside! I will give this a try when spring arrives here in Princeton, NJ.

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Sally February 22, 2014 - 6:22 pm

They are simply gorgeous Sharon, I will enjoy looking at them all the weekend as mine havent flowered at all this year :((
I bought the lipstick from your Polyvore boards!
thank you again and enjoy all the anticipation of spring soon coming

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Marcella February 22, 2014 - 6:27 pm

Beautiful Sharon! Lovely idea, I hope this means spring is coming!

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Lin February 22, 2014 - 6:41 pm

Aw…those snow drops are just beautiful..alas no snow drops here in San Diego but I can pretend with white cyclamen…cheers to you and thanks for the beautiful pics..

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Jeanne McKay Hartmann February 22, 2014 - 7:02 pm

What a lovely idea, Sharon. I love snowdrops – they look like delicate little fairies for ballerinas. I’ve got little baby daffodils and hyacinths blooming inside at my house, and I am loving their little hint of spring. XOXO

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Colleen Taylor February 22, 2014 - 7:41 pm

I’ve never seen snowdrops before Sharon. These are so pretty & delicate. I’m painting pretty white flowers as we speak & I might just pretend they’re snowdrops! X

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Peggy Braswell February 22, 2014 - 7:47 pm

those are beautiful + don’t have those in SCA + can substitute something. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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LaVera February 22, 2014 - 8:11 pm

What a great idea. I have some beautiful snowdrops and a glass dome. Thank you.

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Dixie February 22, 2014 - 8:24 pm

Absolutely lovely!

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[email protected] February 22, 2014 - 8:28 pm

A little bit of perfection, beautiful x

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Judy Jensen February 23, 2014 - 6:04 pm

And the grass is such a vibrant shade of green. Here comes Springggg!

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Monique February 22, 2014 - 8:47 pm

First signs of Spring here with Scillas..Lovely under glass:)

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Fiona February 22, 2014 - 9:45 pm

Now that is thinking outside the box! Love the idea. We are coming out of a long hot hot summer so it will be ages before I can try this for myself. Rollon autumn, winter and then spring!!

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Bertha February 22, 2014 - 10:06 pm

I was feeling pretty sad because I have never seen snowdrops, then I saw the comments from Lin and from Colleen Taylor, and felt better. I’ll pretend with cyclamen, also. I am now in Baja, Mexico, just across from San Diego, I guess we’re deprived, huh, Lin?
Love your blog! Bertha.

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Esther George February 22, 2014 - 10:51 pm

Something magical happens in the garden when snowflakes are in flower. I have them in clumps at the front they are very generous with their flowers. Hi Sharon we are heading for Autumn so I’ll be looking forward to your beautiful floral displays in the next couple of cold months. Thank you for sharing beauty. Regards Esther from Sydney.

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lavenderhill February 22, 2014 - 11:35 pm

here is snow & ice filled New York, I have hope that all this will melt for snowdrops to show up …

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Gina February 23, 2014 - 1:35 am

What a great idea to bring in the beauty this way, you are so clever and have the will to pull it all together. Bravo

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[email protected] February 23, 2014 - 2:42 am

Snowdrops such a pretty little plant, and there is expectation of better weather to follow.

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Barbara P from MA February 23, 2014 - 3:17 am

Brilliant idea! They look SO PRETTY!!!

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sylvia Faye February 23, 2014 - 7:36 am

Sharon what a purely delightful way to bring snowdrops indoors. I love to see them peek their heads up telling us that spring is not far off now. These and primroses are the first beauties after Christmas. I always look for primroses in the grocery store in January. They are not too fond of being inside but I found with a deep kitchen window near Blessed Mother they are thriving this year.

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vicki archer February 23, 2014 - 9:07 am

Very pretty , Sharon… A beautiful way to show them…
Enjoy your Sunday… xv

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Michelle - Germany February 23, 2014 - 2:47 pm

What a lovely idea! Just delightful, thank you for the inspiration 🙂

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Karen (Back Road Journal) February 23, 2014 - 4:04 pm

What a delightful way to display the sweet snowdrops. With lots of snow on the ground and temperatures only in the 20’s this coming week, I so enjoy seeing signs of spring elsewhere.

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Nancy February 23, 2014 - 4:16 pm

I love what you did! Darling little snowdrops….
Thank you for brightening my Sunday!
Nancy
wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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Misty February 23, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Haven’t visited your beautiful and interesting blog for a while. These are lovely pictures of lovely little flowers. Made me smile..thanks. Have nice w/end.

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Anna Conway February 23, 2014 - 11:45 pm

Beautiful!

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Betsy February 24, 2014 - 1:24 am

That is absolutely brilliant! Gorgeous!

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Garden, Home and Party February 25, 2014 - 12:42 am

Sharon,
If you ever want to change careers, your flower arranging is so spectacular, I am sure you could open a store and be very busy. What a beautiful idea and way to display something so delicate and lovely.
Karen

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Sue J January 27, 2019 - 1:18 pm

Hi Sharon. I just wanted to swing by and thank you for your stunning snowdrop cloche arrangements. I was dearly hoping to recreate one for my latest blog post, but I’m still waiting for them to flower. I’ve shared your beautiful work with my readers and pointed them in your direction as my source of inspiration. I hope you enjoy it. Sue x

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