As regular readers know, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the first snowdrop bloom. Not just the first snowdrop of this season, but MY first snowdrop ever! In fact, I don’t recall ever actually seeing a snowdrop in person, so this was going to be quite the occasion!
Yesterday, my daily inspection did in fact reveal THE FIRST SNOWDROP. I almost missed it, since I wasn’t carrying binoculars… Descriptive words? “Microscopic” “Disappointing” maybe “Dainty” is the most positive word that came to mind. Planted last autumn, in good soil, with bone meal and a bit of fertilizer, I was expecting more!
So, my questions are these: Are snowdrops like some other plants, and purchasing a larger bulb matters? (Mine came from High Country Gardens) Will it yet grow in stature as the flower opens? Will it possibly be larger next year? Are there great variations in size depending on variety or species? Or, is this normal?!?!?