Flower by Committee

I got these pretty little snowdrops from my friend Kathy Purdy of Cold Climate Gardening. Kathy has had a blog longer than anyone I know of, and if you are looking for info on gardening, you should check out her place. I had admired snowdrops for a long time, but had never planted any until Kathy gave me these. I always imagine though, that they were put together by a group – a committee – each with their own idea of what ought to be included.
“I think they should be snowy white.”
“But not all white – lets put some faint lines on the petals.”
“You never see green on the petals of a flower – lets put some green here at the tips of these inner┬áparts.”
“I like the idea of a little cap sort of thing at the top – like a finial.”
“And lets make it hang upside down – we are going to call it a “drop” after all – it should be upside down like a drop.”
“But give the stem right there at the curve a little fancy thing, to balance the flower.”
“And lets make them bloom really early, just when people are beginning to think spring will never come.”
“Ok – what do you think everyone? Are we done?”

“Perfect!”
snowdrop

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13 Responses to Flower by Committee

  1. Trisha says:

    Such lovely, delicate flowers! I like the idea of flowers by committee!

  2. hi-d says:

    Beautiful picture…I’m going to have to check out her blog. Thanks!

  3. tj says:

    …Yes – perfect! :o)

    …Thank you for the link too – I’m addin’ her to my BlogBiscuit, er, I mean Roll. BlogRoll. *giggle*

    …Happy Easter to you and yours!

    …Blessings too…

  4. Happy Easter to you!

  5. colleen says:

    I think they were made for fairies!

  6. amanda says:

    Martha Stewart did a magazine photo-layout of all the different species of snow drops. Wow…it’s amazing how many different varieties fall under one category. A whole English catalog is devoted to snowdrops. For me, snowdrops are the signal that mother nature is beginning her new growth cycle…from the dying off during winter to the re-emergence in the new year.
    http://www.marthastewart.com/plant/galanthus-nivalis
    The following British woman has grown almost a hundred different types of snowdrops and photographed each one. With a little bit of mouse work, you can see the pictures she has collected. What an inspiration
    http://www.judyssnowdrops.co.uk/Plant_Profiles/plant_profiles.htm
    (Donna; sorry to get sidetracked from cooking…but your bulb photos are goregous and inspirational)

  7. Donalyn says:

    Thanks everyone. You won’t be disappointed when you visit Kathy’s blog – she has so much information there.

    Thanks for those links Amanda – I too, was amazed at the number of varieties!

  8. Louise says:

    Those are just lovely and in fact perfect.
    NIce to see you blogging again! Missed you.

  9. chasity says:

    i love snowdrops.
    your photo is amazing.

  10. That is a cute idea, but from my own experience a committee could never come up with such a good idea.

  11. Donalyn says:

    Thanks Louise & chasity :)

    LOL Kathy – you are probably right. People play more nicely in my head than they do in real life ;)

  12. Jass says:

    Very pretty post processing work!

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