Snowdrops on my mind…

January 8, 2013 by 35 Comments

Snowdrops make my heart smile.  I just love  that sweet bell shaped flower that consists of small buds and three drooping snow-white petals with a bright green center.  Growing up in Germany,  I remember walking out into our garden at the end of January and finding these precious flowers nestled under a bush.  Sometimes they would be covered by a layer of fresh fallen snow, that would not even hurt them. They are a hardy plant that will survive the winter.

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In Germany these flowers are called Schneegloeckchen (Snowbells) and they grow abundantly in that type of climate.  I know they grow in the northern parts of the US, not sure about Texas.  I really miss seeing these little guys!  Of course I say that every year.  Sharing some sweet eye candy with you and some cute ideas on how to display Snowdrops should you be lucky enough to find them growing in your garden.

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I hope these sweet Snowdrops brighten your day today!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Comments

35 Responses to “Snowdrops on my mind…”
  1. Martina says:

    Gorgeous images and ideas!!

  2. So pretty. Wish I could plant you a whole garden full of them. Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs,
    Nici
    P.S. You’re going to have to give me some technical lessons with pics ;-)

  3. Debbie says:

    Moni, I didn’t realize you grew up in Germany! That goes to show how much I know. Both mine and my husband’s families decended from Germany. Maybe we’re distantly related! :) The snowdrops are beautiful. I especially like the one in the cloche. So pretty. Thanks for sharing them with us. Have a great day!

    Debbie

  4. I, too love snowdrops. I don’t know if they grow in Texas but they grow in the upstate area of SC! Several years ago I spotted snowdrops growing by the roadside near my house and my son helped me dig them up and transplant them to my yard. I consider them to be heritage plants since they were growing by my great grandparents’ property. I am happy to say that they have survivied and bring joy to me every year!

  5. Betsy says:

    Moni,
    Love your pictures and I love snowdrops. Since I live in northwest Washington I have thousands in my garden. Every year I dig some up and spread them around. I’m now planting them in a wooded area in my 2 acre garden. Lovely!
    Thanks for all your inspiration!
    Betsy

  6. Teresa says:

    I don’t think I could grow them in such tropical weather as mine… so it was nice to dream through your lovely pictures.
    I love those tiny details that remind past times.

    In fact, the Almond Trees we have in my Country are attibuted to a Princess of North who missed her homeland snow so much that she got sick and her husband – the King – wanting to get her well planted fields and fields of Almond Trees because around the same time there’s snow in North of Europe they bloom and the fields look like it snowed.

    So much Beauty created from love, isn’t it?

    Wishing you a Lovely Day,
    Teresa

  7. Oh what a lovely plant. I don’t think I’ve seen these before. Love the picture of them under a cloche. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

  8. Sarah says:

    I want to find some of these little bulbs and grow snowdrops in my garden. They are charming.

  9. Olive Cooper says:

    We have them here in Georgia and South Carolina. I love them and fondly remember them from my childhood.

  10. Angela says:

    Gorgeous inspirations! I just love flowers in the snow!

    Angela

  11. What pretty delicate flowers in the middle of winter!
    Mary Alice

  12. How lovely to see a fresh bit of life on a dreary winter day here. Thank you for the beautiful images!

    Jeanette @ Creating A Life

  13. Debbie says:

    Such pretty pictures. I have them in my garden, they don’t come out as early as January though! I usually see them and the crocus in March.
    I saw you sharing with Transformation Thursday
    Debbie :)

  14. The flowers are beautiful. They make me long for spring.

  15. Beautiful photos! I noticed that my snowdrops are just starting to push up out of the ground in front of our house, so that was exciting. I never thought to try forcing them indoors in pots, so I may have to give that a try for next season–thank you for the inspiration, Moni!

  16. Wow. Beautiful inspiration for winter. Thank you!! Love them under the cloche.
    Julie

  17. I love snowdrops as well. I planted some last year, but ended up having only leaves. It had never happened to me before with any flower. I was quite disappointed, but I guess they need some cold temperatures before blooming, and as I live in Brittany close to the sea it never gets really cold.

    • admin says:

      Thanks for visiting and leaving a sweet note, yes snowdrops love it really cold before blooming. Maybe next year! Have a great day!

  18. Ruth says:

    They are so lovely. I want to get some now. They would definitely make me smile.
    Ruth

  19. Oh Moni, these images were just what I needed on this cold dreary day!! so pretty!

  20. Karin says:

    My Oma would sometimes come to visit after Christmas and she always brought me a tiny bunch of Schneegloeckchen. She took the train from her tiny village to where we lived in Augsburg and then purchased some in the Bahnhof right before she came to our house. Sometimes she would come at night after I had already gone to sleep. I would wake in the morning to find them in a tiny vase by my bed. So lovely. I miss those and I also miss lilac. Doesn’t grow in San Antonio :(

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