Friday, 6 March 2009

Spring is finally here: Snowdrops, Galanthus nivalis

galanthus nivalis - snowdrops
snowdrop flowers - Galanthus nivalis


Anonymous said...


I apologize for the delay. I have been very busy lately.

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I hope that helps!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos as usual! :) I love snowdrops but have never managed to grow them successfully in my gardens.

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures, in-particular that close-up of that lovely flower..!!!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Ah... even my snowdrops aren't up yet.

Anonymous said...

I used to love the double snowdrop, but I've come back to thinking that the simple lines of the single variety cannot be bettered. Beautiful pictures!

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