Wednesday, 7 March 2012

The Snowdrop Story

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6 comments:

Your Therapy Source Inc said...

When I read your article about snowdrops I remembered that a few years ago there was an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal about gardeners who collect rare snowdrops. Right away the kids went outside looking for the "money" snowdrops. No such luck all the typical variety in my back yard but it did entertain them for awhile...

Karen said...

This is lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Juliet Robertson said...

I love the idea of money snowdrops! The plant honesty is also known as "Money-in-both-pockets" because of the way seeds are stored in the heads.

JANW said...

HI Juliet
You might like this poem, which I learnt from the lovely Phillip Green image resources that schools used to have. It does something to me, and I quietly share it with the first snowdrops I see each year (we still have them flowering in Sheffield too):
"I like to think that long ago/ there fell to earth some flakes of snow/ that liked this cold grey world of ours/ so much they stayed, as snowdrop flowers".
They are truely exquisit things, Jan

Sheecreature said...

lovely little story and one that ties in with the changing season, will try to save and re-tell to the children next year. thanks for sharing. C

Juliet Robertson said...

It is a lovely story - and one that seems to be spreading via word of mouth which is rather lovely too.