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In our garden :)
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MeisterP Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ein schönes, einfaches Foto. Ich soll dir von meiner Freundin ausrichten, dass sie es im Kindergarten in einer Frühlingsgeschichte verwendet.
Lionpelt-66 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Photographer
Das ist schön zu hören, solange es nur beim Kindergarten bleibt ;)
GuardianOfCliffton Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, you have them too?
I have a small patch of them in the back yard, off in a more forested, low, and moist area, since they prefer such environmental conditions.
I got some pictures last year, and then a few the other day, this year, but I have yet to catch them opened up this year, like you have.
This is very nice by the way; the single snowdrop looks cute, but also sad, all by itself.
Lionpelt-66 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Photographer
Oh yes, we have plenty of them! I'm surprised they're still alive, despite all the fresh snow we got lately.
Thank you! You're right, it does look a bit sad. But it wasn't as lonely as it looks ;)
GuardianOfCliffton Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I got the ones I planted, from my Horticulture teacher back in High School (senior year) (I was a teacher's pet a lot ^^;) and from the little patch I had, about the size of the palm of my hand, back in 2009, they have expanded to about 4 and a half hands full in size, so they have spread a bit.
As their name suggests, "Snowdrop" similar to Crocuses, they are hardy and can come up while there is still snow on the ground; they are early spring bloomers.
Something that has me befuddled though, is how there are many of my tulips that started sticking their leaves up BEFORE I ever saw any of my crocuses? And, in the area I have my Narcissus, (Daffodils) none of them have popped up, but the tulips leaves have. :shrug:
My peach colored Crocuses did have their first blooms today though, so that's good. ^^

:iconyourwelcomesignplz: Ah, I see. maybe you could take a photo of the rest of the group...if they are still around? ^,^
Lionpelt-66 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Photographer
(sorry for the late reply!)
I must say I don't even know where ours came from ^^; I guess my Mom must have planted them.

Hehe, yes, sure, but I think even for snowdrops it could be a little hard to survive a week completely covered in snow, don't you think?

Really? Tulips already? Our crocuses were early, but I haven't seen any 'wild' tulips yet at all.
Tulips are my favorite though, I really love their colors. I hope it'll be a bit warmer soon, so they'll start growing^^
Peach colored crocuses? Like really 'peach-colored'? I think I've never seen that before..

Yes, I took some pics today. I'll see if I'll upload it :)
GuardianOfCliffton Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
(It's okay.)

Oh? ^^; Okay.

:shrug: Possibly. I know they are hardy, but I guess that can only go so far. Hopefully ours will be okay; it decided to drop over an inch of snow again just the day before last. :/

Well, just the starts of leaves, but still; I've never seen the tulips show themselves nearly that early. I could try and say it's because they are near the house, thus it's warmer, however, that doesn't explain why they didn't come up early a couple years ago, nor why the ones by the well popped up, but the daffodils didn't. :shrug:
I have some pictures from my old account, of tulips, but they are in storage. Maybe I'll get them back one day, with some new photos...hopefully.
Yeah...sorry about that :facepalm: my fault. Back in the Fall I had picked up an "Apricot Sunset Blend" of 30 bulbs, and planted them; there were 5 Orange, Double-Late tulips, 5 light orangey/peachy Hyacinths, and 20 light yellow, with slightly orange centered, Crocuses.
Do you have an email you can access? I could email you the photo. ^^

Okay. ^^

(By the way...and I hope I'm not asking too much or too personal :worry:...I see your avatar, and your account indicates you are from Germany...but, I didn't know snowdrops grew in Germany. Are you still currently living in Deutschland?)
Lionpelt-66 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Photographer
You're right, they really are hardy. They're still doing great, despite the horrible weather :)

Well, maybe it was just a coincidence this year? Or, if your theory is true, you just heated a bit more this year ;D
Maybe you can take some new pictures this year, since the tulips are up so early already?

Ah, I see what you mean with the colors now! We got some of those yellow crocuses too. But I prefer the purple ones.

Yes, I'm still living in Germany :) The climate here is actually pretty much the same as on the upper East Coast of the USA (without the storms), so snowdrops grow quite well.
And my avatar is just a pic of a pullover my uncle brought me from Chicago :)
GuardianOfCliffton Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I guess not quite as great now, since it's been a bit last I checked, and they were kind of on their way out...but, I know other flowers will start to take their place as the years rolls on.

Possible, but since it's been colder this year, and not abnormally warm early, like it was last year, I would say the heating more woule be closer. Yet, that still doesn't explain the Daffodils by the well, on the other side of the driveway, not showoing up until a few days ago, yet the tulips were there first. :shrug:
Of course; I'll try to take some photos; but, like the hundreds of photos before, there is not guarantee I'll get anything posted officially any time soon. -_- Here, fore a temporary fix, I'll unstore a couple of the images from the old account. AFTER you have seen them, and/or are finished, let me know so that I can put them back into storage...okay? ( [link] - [link] - [link] )

Yes, I understand. I like the Purple with white centers, or White with thin purple lines, a bit better, but these yellow ones are a first for us, since I only just planted them in the fall; the purple/white ones scattered about have been around for years.

Ah, okay; I honestly was not sure.
Okay. Duly noted. I thought it might just be something like that, but just wanted to check because I was curious. (Hopefully that wasn't a problem :worry:)
Lionpelt-66 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Photographer
Well hopefully! ;D we'll just have to say nature is too unpredictable for us to be able to explain everything, I guess?^^
Believe it or not, all these spring-pictures make me feel much better already. I can't wait to see all the flowers in our garden again, I miss spring so much! >.<
So, back to topic, hyacinths are great, apart from there strong smell sometimes. And I like those deep red tulips you had/have!
All right, feel free to put them back into storage now.

It's a pity we only have these almost plain yellow or purple crocuses...maybe I could get some more colorful ones for next year.

No, it's fine! I'm always glad to help :)
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