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Bringing your snowdrops indoors

  • Bringing your snowdrops indoors
  • Bringing your snowdrops indoors
  • Bringing your snowdrops indoors

A great way to bring a bit of spring indoors. Shot glasses and spice jars make for inexpensive vases. Add a sprig or two of evergreen foliage to make a pretty display. You'd be surprised at how much scent comes from these wee beauties.

Comments (7)

  1. Grower

    Amanda CW

    How lovely. I don't know why, I've never thought to pick Snowdrops and put them with evergreen foliage, which they look great against ... and scented too! Is that a Scottish formula - replacing your wee dram in the shot glass for dry January (or February) ;-)

  2. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    "Dry January"? What a quaint concept! (says she, laughing.)

    I, too, had never thought of Snowdrops as a cut flower, but I might just rush outside and pick a bunch.

    And if you think this is a great idea, but you don't have any...(brace yourselves for shameless plug) .. then I do have some for sale!

  3. Grower

    Angie's Garden

    Now now Amanda, that's one step too far ;) Also those whisky drinkers would be running for the hills! They open wide when they are indoors too, the doubles are particularly pretty.

    I don't mind the plug Rachel - am I on commission? ;) Share you pics if you give it a go.

  4. Grower

    Helene U Taylor

    Hi Angie, here are my Galanthus woronowii together with Sarcococca, not really smelling the snowdrops obviously as the Sarcococca is filling my whole house with its perfume! But they look nice together anyway in my port wine glass, just the right size :-)
    I love these snowdrops as they have glossy, green leaves. Could not tag it as this one is not in the database yet.

    • Bringing your snowdrops indoors
    • Bringing your snowdrops indoors
  5. Grower

    Angie's Garden

    Hi Helene, They do look nice. I have noticed that some snowdrops have a far better scent than others. I also have G. woronowii but not in bloom yet so can't testify as to whether or not mine have scent. Your wee display is looking very pretty and healthy.
    You may remember on numerous ocassions on my blog that I testified to not 'getting' the scent from the Sarcococca in my garden strangely enough I am catching a faint whiff from it this year. I think this goes to prove that perhaps it's often just too cold here but the milder temps we are having makes all the difference.

  6. Grower

    Helene U Taylor

    Angie, have you ever tried taking a little sprig inside? You only need one little branch or two tiny pieces – I think there were 5 flowers in total on the tiny pieces I had in my port wine glass, the same size as an egg cup. That’s all there is needed to fill the house with scent for a couple of days! I have used Sarcococca hookeriana which I think smell nicer than Sarcococca confusa, but that’s more down to taste :-)
    They both smell just as strong here in my garden.

  7. Grower

    Angie's Garden

    Yes Helene, one of my vases had a few wee sprigs in it and you are right it gives off a lovely scent. Near the front door and as soon as I come home in the morning I get a lovely whiff.

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