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150? Some collectors have over 300 named varieties! And I'm told two varieties have sold on eBay this season for over £200 (over $300) - that's per bulb!

At one time I got up to 30 different ones, but that was enough... more than enough. I began to come over all woozy trying to identify more.

Here in PA they're not out yet...

I would love to collect more varities of snowdrops, but they are very hard to find in Canada. I wonder why they are not more popular there, is it because they are white, and after the snow, most people are really tired of white?
I would even go for huge, huge quanities, like they have in the UK with the snowdrop walks, but good luck finding them "in the green".

Haha. I got halfway through the second paragraph before I realized that we were talking about a plant and not frozen bits of H2O. Doesn't help that my feed reader nixed the image, causing me to pass it over without giving it much notice once I got to the site to finish reading the post.

It's good to know that you don't keep your snow in rows. :D

And I can't imagine $300 for a single bulb... even if I could eat it, it wouldn't be worth that price.

Ah well Elizabeth. I almost don't dare admit it, but to me, all tulips look alike. Sure, they have different colors, but they look like -- tulips. Pretty, though ;-> Happy bloom day!

Now we have Snowdropomania? I am with you Eliz and will settle for the basics although next year I am determined to have vast quantities in bloom. If the back and the pocketbook hold out that is.

I must get some snowdrops for my garden, I keep saying that and forget to plant them every fall, then I regret it this time of year.

Is it snowdrop day? You Grow Girl posted about the same topic today! I wish I'd gotten snowdrops for my garden now. ;-)

I blogged about our local snowdrop pro a couple years ago (lots of pix):

Snowdrop city – Open day at Hitch Lyman’s garden

Also, Anna Pavord will be speaking at Cornell University on Saturday. Details here:

Snowdrops are one of the only things I don't enjoy more as a double. Give me a single anyday, “Flore Pleno” just looks a mess.

agreed, Angelchrome - plain jane singles in large multitudes are the snowdrops for me

I have a few snowdrops down in the orchard, but inspired by Kathy at Cold Climate Gardening I am going to plant some in front of the house this fall and then I really will get bloom early in the spring. right now the orchard is still covered with snow.

My snowdrops started blooming about the time the crocuses did this year, so they have been virtually ignored! They almost look out of place blooming in the bright sun with no snow on the ground.

Love my snowdrops. I too don't care for the doubles, or the giant ones. I was out admiring the ones I have. I love it when one pops up in some new unexpected place. Either the squirrls, or scooped up inadvertantly when transplanting something else. Never can have enough. Each fall I try to order a batch to plop in somewhere different.

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