Monday, March 8, 2010
Snowdrops and the Disappearing Snow
It was 14c this afternoon in Toronto, just what was needed to open up the flowers of a couple of well established clumps of Galanthus elwesii.
I'm curious about the whole Galanthophile thing, and inspired by the photo spread in the February Gardens Illustrated, I got on my knees and checked my plants to see if there was any variance in the marking on my snowdrops.
I was surprised to find that there were in fact some difference in the markings and have selected three examples in these photographs. I find this interesting, but can't say that I'm carried away by Galanthophilism, after all many plants show variance and Nature loves to experiment with this tendency. Finally I like snowdrops en masse, although the individual flowers are great subjects for micro photography.