Margot’s Snowdrops – FineGardening

Margot Navarre is sharing her earliest blooms with us at the moment. She gardens in Bellevue, Washington, and we’ve visited her backyard earlier than; try Summer season in Margot’s Backyard if you wish to see what it seems like within the top of summer season. However proper now, Margot is celebrating a favourite group of vegetation: snowdrops.

lots of white flowers growing beneath trees in winterDrifts of snowdrops in full bloom, so cheerful and difficult, mark the tip of every winter. To the fitting, ‘Chief Joseph’ lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta ‘Chief Joseph’, Zones 5–8) supplies vivid yellow needles so as to add to the snowdrop show. The pine holds this vivid coloration by means of the winter, then shifts to inexperienced by means of the summer season months.

close up of Galanthus Primrose WarburgGalanthus ‘Primrose Warburg’ (Zones 3–8) has a long-lasting bloom time however hasn’t been prolific in our backyard. On this selection, the inexperienced ovary and markings on the petals have shifted to yellow, giving further coloration and sweetness.

close up of Wasp snowdropsThe snowdrop selection ‘Wasp’ is a hybrid found by Veronica Cross at Sutton Court docket in Herefordshire in 1995. A vigorous grower with lengthy white petals, it stands out within the backyard.

Galanthus nivalis Viridspice in a vaseGalanthus nivalis ‘Viridspice’ (Zones 3–8) exhibits off properly in a easy vase.

new garden bedWe designed and added a dry-stacked retaining wall to make extra room for vegetation and further particular snowdrops. This can be a image from September.

And right here’s the brand new mattress in January. We planted a dwarf camellia, daphnes, primroses, cyclamen, ferns, a full-moon maple, and bulbs. We’ll proceed so as to add speciality snowdrops to the brand new backyard house.


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