With apologies to all those for whom “snow” is a four-letter-word of a different magnitude about now. This little copper frog is pretty excited, it seems.
I’m not sure that our snowdrops will ever amount to anything that might be called a drift. Not only are their numbers insignificant, but they stay closed up outdoors in the cold.
Bring them into the warmth of the house, though, and they immediately reward us by opening to reveal their lovely markings.
I needed some filler to hold them in place and it needed to be delicate. My only successful Hebe, ‘Quicksilver’ is gradually getting a haircut as I trim pieces to use in vases. It is beginning to engulf the sculpture made by a friend using rusty pieces from salvage yards.
It still needed a little something, so a few stems of bamboo leaves were just the ticket. Visit Cathy (Rambling in the Garden) to get in on the fun of In a Vase On Monday.
Ricki, these make a gorgeous arrangement. The marking on the snowdrop are so intricate, quite a nice one. I planted a few “ordinary” ones but they’re not doing much.
This is one flower that I don’t feel bad picking with impunity. It shows off to such better advantage in a little vase at eye level.
Your snowdrops are different than mine, much wider and more open. We have three feet of snow but I like it! It feels like winter. 🙂
I’m glad to hear you are not cursing the snow. There are lots of different Galanthus. I think these are elwesii.
I keep forgetting to plant snowdrops !
Just remember to plant LOTS! They do increase, but at a snail’s pace.
I like the Hebe with the Snowdrops, especially in that graceful vase. Bud vases are my favorite arrangements. No Snowdrops here yet–probably another month or so. They are cheery little things. 🙂
The tiny vases get a workout this time of year. I’m on the lookout for more.
I LOVE that frog! I don’t know why but that snowdrop in the 3rd photo close-up suddenly brought to mind the flying nun.
I’ll never look at it again without seeing Sally Fields’ smiling face. My mom did a painting of magnolias once. When my dad saw Huey, Louey and Duey in it there was no going back.
I think the frog is worshipping your snowdrops! The little touch of hebe and bamboo leaves is just right rickii – thanks for sharing. Every year I dig up the edge of small clumps (while still in flower) and plant them somewhere else straight away – some people would replant them individually but I just plonk them as they are. It really helps to build up that ‘carpet’ as mine in the woodland edge border are doing. My named varieties don’t seem to bulk up very quickly at all 🙁
Thanks for the tip about increasing their numbers. I’ll try it.
I’m enjoying everyone’s snow drops as I haven’t manages to grow any here, I think it must be too hot in summer for them; I agree that they are well worth cutting to bring inside so you can enjoy all their intricate beauty.
I know a lot of people are rapturous about them. I didn’t appreciate them all that much until I brought some inside.
There is something very magical about a snowdrop, or any plant that blooms in the middle of winter. I agree with the frog, you vase is just right!
Glad to hear my frog has company.
Elegant and perfect!