galanthus, an acre of snowdrops at the Fireside Grill garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest

Meadow Blooms 6 – Snowdrops

Snowdrops are the wonderful winter blooms that last through the dark season.

galanthus, an acre of snowdrops at the Fireside Grill garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

Their January promise pulls me outside again & again to delight in their tenaciousness.  Each year I plant more bulbs around our garden to extend seasonal interest.  In my dreams, I imagine a meadow, like the one Dad & I just came across in real life.

galanthus, an acre of snowdrops at the Fireside Grill garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

Initially home to a tea house, but better know as Maltwood Manor estate, it’s no wonder the attached Garry oak meadow inspired art.

Who knows when these snowdrops were planted?  (Maybe 60-70 years ago?)  Happily, they’ve naturalized, spreading through at least 1 of the 3 acres of property at the Fireside Grill.

snowdrops blooming 2013 12 27, galanthus, garden Victoria BC, Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

Now I’m curious to see the seasonal progression of this meadow.  What other bulbs are planted here?  Do any of the native wildflowers of the Garry oak ecosystem remain?  And – – what’s the name of that cat who so obviously enjoys this garden??

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P.S. Here are some other snowdrop patches I admire:

P.S.S.  And here are some other meadow faves:

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5 thoughts on “Meadow Blooms 6 – Snowdrops”

  1. I love snowdrops too! In the past few years, I’ve passed by a few large masses of them in ditches along West Saanich Road. I’m hoping to see some again soon and may perhaps sneak a trowel-full of them for my little garden. I put up an ad for them on usedvictoria, but no one has responded. They’re pretty uncommon in nurseries, and don’t come well from dried bulbs. Enjoy yours!

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