Now in winter there is a thick blanket of snow outside and we only dream about the warm sun and a little more color in the garden. Here I have to calm down all hobby gardeners, because soon is so far. There is a small flower wonder that will delight us already in January, the snowdrop. His three snow-white ones petals captivate with their refinement and tenderness. The scientific name of the snowdrop is Galantus nivalis and comes from the Greek. The meaning is clear and very true a snow-white flower.
These charming early bloomers are typical bulbous plants, more specifically, they are among the amaryllis – plants. Like all other bulbous plants, the snowdrops have a short growing season in which they show us their flowers and store nutrients in the onion for the next year.
The snowdrops are extremely easy to care for, they grow best outdoors, even outside in your own garden, without human intervention. They prefer a sunny location and preferably humus rich, loose and moist soil. He should not dry out even in the summer. The onions should be put into the ground at the end of September. The beautiful Frühlingsboten thrive wonderfully between shrubs and woody plants. The onion is about 1 cm tall, from which grow a flower stem and three green leaves. At the end of the stem is a single flower with three outer snow-white petals and three inner, which are more greenish striped. The snowdrop is about 15 cm high. The flowering season is in February and March, but when the winter is quite mild, the first snowdrops come out of the ground in January. At the latest in May, the flowering phase is over and the plant retreats. The unique thing about this first spring flower is that it defies frost and ice and breaks through the snow cover to bring us new life even in the winter months. The snow-white flowers of the snowdrops cheerfully join us and we impatiently await the beginning of spring and the first warm sunshine.
The first snowdrops are a loving surprise for your loved ones. Give the people you love a bouquet of snowdrops and express their warm feelings. The first blooming wonders of the year captivate with their natural sophistication. The flowers are also excellent decoration in the vase at home. Undoubtedly, they bring home a great dose of romance and optimism, bridging the gray period in between Christmas and New Year’s Eve until the beginning of spring. And everyone can afford this winter beauty. What are you waiting for? Find the undisputed charm of nature all around you!