The snowdrops I ordered from Carolyn of Carolyn's Shade Garden arrived in the mail today. This was an exciting event for me. I feel it marks the start of my gardening year! Unfortunately, they arrived on the worst-weather day of this winter. The snow that started early, changed to freezing rain by mid-day, and the cold mess continued into the afternoon. I don't know if the ground is still frozen here, but there was no way I was going to dig around outside to find out, so I decided to pot-up the new plants until the weather improves. I was so happy to get dirt under my nails!
|It felt like Christmas morning as I opened the well-packed box.|
|I was surprised they still held their sweet blooms.|
|Carolyn had clearly labeled each variety.|
I cleared a bit of space on the potting bench, opened a new bag of potting soil, and soon had four pots of healthy-looking snowdrops!
I carried my trophies to the back porch, watered them, and left them there to await their move to their new home (frequently peeping through the window to admire them).
I will plant them in my shade garden where I can see them (through the French windows) from my favorite chair in the garden room.
|View from my favorite chair. (Early spring 2011)|
Thank you Carolyn! You made my day!
|The only snowdrop I owned before today.|
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