My name is Margot Navarre. I have been featured in GPOD before and wanted to share some more winter garden photos from a magical time of the year.
Snowdrops (Galanthus species, Zones 3–8) add a lot of interest and excitement in our gray and rainy winter season in the Northwest. In my climate, they start blooming in October, peak in early February, and continue through March.
Pinus contorta var. latifolia ‘Chief Joseph’ (Zones 6–8) has bright golden winter color and fits in nicely with clumps of Galanthus elwesii.
Snowdrops will naturalize and create a wonderful show. When clumps become extra-large, divide them. Locate them to new places in the garden, and share them with friends.
I use plant tags for special snowdrop bulbs. Galanthus ‘Long Wasp’ is featured here with the pink flowers of Cyclamen coum (Zones 5–8).
The two dwarf Narcissus asturiensis ‘Navarre’ (Zones 6–8) were collected by Gauthorne Hardy in the Navarre region of Spain and were purchased at Colesbourne Park from a snowdrop friend. This is the first season they have bloomed.
This Galanthus plicatus ‘Diggory’ was in the ground for five years and finally bloomed this season.
Galanthus ‘Robin Hood’ has an X marking in the inner segments.
Hellebores (Helleborus hybrids, Zones 4–9) make great companion plantings with the Galanthus.
Drifts of Cyclamen hederifolium come out in early fall with pink and white flowers. They are easy to grow, are low maintenance, and look great with Galanthus.