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April 21, 2008 / Bo Mackison



The first bit of color popped up in my perennial garden this weekend, though it isn’t truly a perennial. It is the little one-inch Glory-in-the-Snow, a very early Spring bulb, and a member of the Lily family.

Glory-of-the-Snow Patch

The little mounds of flowers looks a mite lonely surrounded by all of the other dormant plants in the large bed.


  1. davidlind / Apr 21 2008 3:54 am

    Those little sparkly things on the flowers are pretty interesting. I don’t remember seeing that before.

  2. Gandalf / Apr 21 2008 7:28 am

    they are refreshing and a harbinger of more flowers to come. I wouldn’t mind if the others hurried a bit more to catch up.

  3. HeyJules / Apr 21 2008 9:37 am

    What a cute little plant. I’ve heard of them but never seen them before.

  4. Robin / Apr 21 2008 9:50 am

    Very pretty. 🙂 We have some color here now, too. Isn’t it wonderful?

  5. montucky / Apr 21 2008 1:53 pm

    What a pretty flower! I hadn’t seen it before.

  6. Preston Surface / Apr 21 2008 9:07 pm

    Sure can get you blood boiling to see a speck of color after all this cold and ice. Nice pictures and the colors are refreshing to look at.

  7. amuirin / Apr 24 2008 8:32 pm

    but still they turn their faces gamely to the sun.

    Up close, they’re so lush and sparkly, they look like they should adorn a big, tropical wedding cake.

  8. Bo / Apr 29 2008 8:19 pm

    David ~ I don’t remember them being sparkly either. Amazing what I see when I stick a camera between me and the flower! 🙂

    gandalf ~ the flowers are finally catching up, thank goodness.

    Jules ~ I’d never heard of the name. I had to sort through garden catalogs to do an ID.

    Robib ~ Wonderful it is!

    montucky ~ the bulbs that I planted last fall were the size of a pea.

    Preston ~ gray and brown do get old. This purple IS refreshing.

    amuirin ~ wow, on a wedding cake!

  9. maria Hopkins / May 5 2008 4:27 pm

    A flower I’ve never seen before, but it sure is pretty. Purple and blue flowers are my favorites. Do you think they’d do well in the Northeast?

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