First flower spotted: snowdrops

January 19, 2011 at 11:35 pm 2 comments

I spotted my first flowers of the year a few days ago: a couple of snowdrops blooming on my patio. I planted a handful of bulbs last fall hoping for spring blooms, and here they are already. I wish I’d planted a hundred more.

There are other plants in my garden right now – ivy, bamboo and violets all survive the winter here in Vancouver – but the snowdrops are the first sign of growth. Two seasons wrapped up into one tiny flower – a shoot of green and snowy white that pushes us to accept the thin hope of spring while chilly grey days with gloves and scarves continue for a little longer.


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  • 1. First food: Arugula « Nest and Sparkle  |  May 25, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    […] 25, 2011 Way back in January I showed you the first flower blooming in my little garden: a humble snowdrop. Now, several months later, we are finally enjoying the first food from the patio garden. Arugula […]

  • 2. Spring bulbs already sprouting! « Nest and Sparkle  |  January 6, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    […] year crocuses were in full bloom in the middle of March and our first snowdrop arrived mid-January, so perhaps it is not too early at all. I’m looking forward to seeing flowers soon, but in […]

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